As many of you may have heard about the Hotmail Password leak that occurred early this week. The administrator of Pastebin.com has written a sweet and simple blog post. He has removed the names and email addresses, but as a last effort to tell the community how to fix this issue he says
please don’t ask if your name was on the list. I have no way of knowing. Just change your password.
Sounds simple but as the administrator those of us who are admins know the truth. If your the admin of a domain or a site, your “GOD” meaning you can see everything and anything you want. At larger companies they take many precautions to ensure that only 1 person really has the full access to the system, but regulations are in place to police that person in the system. Remember when things like this happen, just change your password and move on, don’t worry about it any more than that.
P.S. Any system can be cracked no matter how good a password you have but I would upgrade to a different email system be it Google, Yahoo, or your own domain email.