Since Twitter was hacked today, it seems like a good time to post my September 2010 Oklahoma Bar Journal article "Is the World Wide Web Too Much Like the Wild Wild West?" Download Calloway Wild Wild Web in PDF format.
The article begins: "The World Wide Web sometimes seems more like the Wild Wild West these days. The digital equivalents of robbers and gunslingers seem to be hiding around every corner." I identify many of the risks and point to some solutions.
I didn't go into password security in this particular piece, but your attention is directed to this article on Lifehacker: How I'd Hack Your Weak Passwords. Some will no doubt be surprised to see their passwords in the author's top ten list.