Passwords On A Plate

As there are a few people I like to talk to on Twitter and Facebook and I’m not always sat at the same computer I have added applications to both iGoogle and my phone. As iPhone and Blackberry users will know there are plenty of programs out there.

Twitter Apps

Twitter Apps

All was going fine until it suddenly occurred to me that I had been happily typing in my log-in details to applications that then pass the data onto the relevant web sites and I had no idea if they were doing anything else with the information. I’m sure most of them are perfectly safe, but it only takes one rouge coder to create a cool looking program and suddenly they have hundreds of people’s passwords.

After a few minutes I decided I didn’t care. I don’t have any data on Facebook that could be used to access anything important, and if someone wants to post on Twitter for me I’m not going to complain too much. Still it just shows that it pays not to use the same passwords for all sites.