Giving people the keys to your internet castle

When you hear about a data breach at a credit card company or a retailer, do you immediately wonder why the company wasn't more careful with the information of the customers? I bet most people do. But as concerned as they are about others protecting their information, many people don't even take minimal steps to protect their own data.

A survey of 800 people in the U.S. and the U.K. found that 88% of people use one password for all of their online accounts. That's right... one. The implications of that are insane. If a hacker gets your information on one site, he can possibly get into every site you're on because he has that one password.