"Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash." Not only did Top Gun bring us this timeless chirp between Stinger and Maverick, it also brought us “Take my breath away” from Berlin.
Talking about movies, it recently came to light that the online booking website for Ster-Kinekor, one of South Africa's largest cinema companies, was leaking private client data. Records for as many as 6.7 million clients were apparently accessible to anyone possessing fairly limited technical skill. To add insult to injury, the developer who made the discovery said the leaked accounts included user passwords which were stored in clear text. As Iceman said to Maverick: "You're unsafe. I don't like you because you're dangerous..."
If you are a Ster-Kinekor user, now would be a good time to stop humming the chorus to Take My Breath Away and change your account password. And, if you like to live dangerously (just like Maverick) by using the same password on multiple websites, you’ve got some more work to do. Using the same password for multiple websites is like having the same lock on all your doors. Should an attacker steal the key from your front door, he can then use that same key to get access via the garage, the kitchen, the courtyard and the garden. Rather consider using a password manager to generate strong, unique passwords for each of your online accounts.
I'll end off by quoting Slider: "Remember, boys, no points for second place.” Consider getting your online accounts compromised as coming in second place.
“I would say it is safe to assume that someone dodgy has your data,” he said. “If you’ve used your [Ster-Kinekor] password anywhere else, stop reading this and go change it to something unique right now.”