This past weekend, the internet shed a collective tear for tech writer Mat Honan as his entire digital identity was eviscerated by hackers for no particular reason (unless you consider the fact that they liked his short Twitter handle, @mat, as a legitimate reason). In the wake of this Epic Hack, nearly every tech blog has offered suggestions on how to secure your online identity; here is a rundown of some of the best advice:

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Adding insult to injury, the hacker community has once again successfully attacked the Sony online gaming service, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). This attack resulted in hackers stealing data from 24.6 million customer accounts, which is part of an ongoing cyber war against Sony that has now compromised more than 100 million accounts total.

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Gawker readers are technologically savvy, as the popular blog and its’ many Web sites deal primarily with innovation and the Internet. But the recent security breach has shown that  even though the users are aware that they should be keeping secure passwords, most users still use very easy-to-guess log-in information.

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Within the last few hours, thousands of Twitter accounts have been involuntarily posting links and advertisements for acai berries. And while acai berries are an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins, and are available for purchase with a simple click of the mouse (we’ve been hacked!); the source of these ads is much more nefarious, and stems back to the Gawker security breach we mentioned yesterday.

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