Many of you may be frequent readers of Kotaku or Gizmodo and have a Gawker account. Recently, the Gawker network was hacked and account information was compromised. This Gawker FAQ
provides more information on the issue, and provides details on how you can change your Gawker password.
You may be wondering why we’re posting a note about Gawker’s hacking incident here. As it turns out, many people tend to use the same username and password across a variety of sites and games. This tends to not be the best thing to do, especially if you value your accounts and don’t wish to have it compromised because of you use the same account information across a variety of places.
This dev blog
by CCP Screegs highlights many of the things you can do to protect your account against vulnerabilities and is filled with a lot of best practices you should use in order to protect your EVE Online account(s). We also detail potential account security risks in this thread
, and encourage anyone who has concerns about their account security to submit a petition