This was prompted not only because of the pretty new interface (isn’t it nice!) but most importantly by a security vulnerability.
Most people do the right thing, but there is always a number of people who will steal, cheat, and exploit from others.
As the internet grows more popular unfortunately the number of people out to do the wrong thing increases. However all is not lost – as each malicious onslaught is wrought on the Internet (i.e. SPAM, DDOS, phishing, spyware, etc) others respond in kind using technology, legislation and education to respond to threats and illegal activity. It is an ongoing battle – and a new front emerges as new technology is widely adopted.