Throughout last year and even now, just a few weeks into 2007, the staff has had to assist people in reclaiming their accounts after some carelessness allowed someone else to take control.
The systems we have here at deviantART will keep your account as secure as you allow it to be. I say this because the weakest link in account security is often the user and their habits or their willingness to trust someone else with their private account information.
One of the biggest problems with account security is often a weak password. A weak password is one easily guessed by someone who knows you, or knows your habits. For example, if you are an obvious fan of the Harry Potter series of books and movies then using the names of the characters or terms from the books would be considered a weak password which someone could easily guess in a few minutes time.
The best password consists of ten to twelve letters and numbers in a random jumble such as gqo106nsgt3