How to Check If Your Gawker Password Has Been Stolen

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Were you affected by the big Gawker hack that broke out over the weekend? Me too, man. Me too. It is what it is (and other comforting remarks).

Slate has created a handy tool to see if your Gawker password is among the 185,000+ out there for the whole world to see. Simply enter your e-mail address and you may or may not get the following message:

“Your password was released, and it’s been decrypted. You should change it ASAP.”

Ah, how nice. That one comment I left on Lifehacker six years ago has finally come back to haunt me. That’ll teach me to think twice about saying, “Great tip! Thanks!” in the comments section of various websites in the future.

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