FAQ – Why is using the same strong password not safe?

Unfortunately, sites are hacked frequently including big sites like Twitter and Yahoo. When they break in, one of their missions is to steal the database of usernames, email addresses and passwords.

Now they have the combination of your email address, your username and your password. So guess what? They are going to try using that same combination on other sites. In addition, they will sell that combination to other bad guys who will try the same thing. That combination also gets added to “break-in” scripts that run on computers and a human being doesn’t have to do anything until the computer gets a match.

That’s why every login should have its own unique strong password. That way if one site is compromised, all you have to do is change that one password and not worry about all the others.