"By definition, you have to live until you die. Better to make that life as complete and enjoyable an experience as possible, in case death is shite, which I suspect it will be."
— Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting)
I noticed that tonight as well in my inbox, tried trudging through a couple of threads about it but still none the wiser about what exactly happened, the gist I got was that some other 3rd party software provider (not geeks toy? or was it?) revealed that usernames and passwords are sent to Betfair via their API in plain text, so they could be vulnerable if someone intercepts the traffic. So, if that's correct, not an immediate threat (as in it would require someone to intercept your traffic first and then analyze it to find the username/password), but still worth changing your password and stopping using the API / tools that use the API.
All of which begs the question, what was the point in AGT making the service free until the issue is resolved? If they were concerned about it that much then maybe they should have suggested that people stop using AGT (or any other 3rd party software that uses the API) completely until such time that the issue is fixed? Not quite sure how making their own service free actually helps address the problem or helps focus Betfair on fixing the problem?
Ho hum... not actually used AGT in some time, keep seeing them pop out messages about the lifetime memberships being on offer again for around £150 or w/e it was... not been hugely tempted really since I don't trade that much any more, worth looking out for though if you do.