As Dropbox confirm that their systems were hacked and it is likely that some user ids and passwords were compromised, once again the question to be asked is will hackers every stop trying to get into any system they can, or is it time to accept that hacking is part of the online experience. Experts will put forward differing opinions on what should be done, however the most effective way to protect our online world is to: 

a) not reuse passwords

b) use difficult to guess passwords

Of course this is easier said that done, since we cannot remember complex passwords and it is very tempting to break both rules. Therefore password managers will become ever more important, even though they are reported to not be entirely secure. But it is surely time to try them out.