I have a bank account online. Actually, I have several bank accounts, and pretty much all of them are accessible online. It’s taken a decade or more, but, I’m pretty sure that these days, it’s a given that you can access your bank account online.
Gawker isn’t a tiny fly-by-night website. Rather, it is a big internet media conglomerate that runs several high-traffic websites. Like many websites, they make you create an account in order to comment or access certain material on their websites. Their user accounts database was hacked
I’ve mentioned before that I have a habit of not reading the manual or help files that come with most software. Generally, this isn’t really much of an issue for me since I have been working with computers at a high level for years. Unless