There are stories in the news about this kind of thing daily; some of these guys are pretty adept at emptying bank accounts and causing people all sorts of online havoc. Protect your accounts!
- don’t use the same password on multiple sites
- use strong passwords with numbers, capital letters and randomize it - nothing easy or guessable
- change them often
- keep Adobe Flash and your browser updated
- never never store passwords in your Yahoo or Gmail account
The password I used for the blog account I deleted was one that I used to use on a whole bunch of sites (for years) but fortunately it’s the last account that I used it for. Now I use different passwords for different sites every time.
I get it - we all have about 30 website passwords to remember. Anyone who is active online does, but using the same one repeatedly is a terrible idea. Buy a password manager like 1Password or something similar to keep track of them.