"You’re savvy enough to know that identity theft and illegal access to personal and financial data are real-world problems that you want to avoid. But what are you doing about it? Odds are, not much, says Andrew Jaquith, a computer security analyst at Forrester Research. "There are two classes of people; those who seem to care about the security of their accounts, and those who act as if they don’t." Most people, he says, fall in the later category.
If you’re one of the majority, your security strategy may be nothing more than using a single password for every site you need to access. On the one hand, the chances of it being stolen aren’t terribly high and you probably won’t forget it. But if it is stolen, the malefactor will have access to your entire online life, including bank accounts and maybe medical records. " – Content courtesy of Drowning in Passwords: Tips to Stay Safe and Sane