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Linkedin passwords hacked!

Published on June 7, 2012 in Media Releases

Change your password NOW!

LinkedIn has confirmed that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. They are continuing to investigate this situation and have advised the following:

“This is what we are pursuing as far as next steps for the compromised accounts:

  1. Members that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid.
  2. These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any links in this email. Once you follow this step and request password assistance, then you will receive an email from LinkedIn with a password reset link.
  3. These affected members will receive a second email from our Customer Support team providing a bit more context on this situation and why they are being asked to change their passwords.”

It is worth noting that the affected members who update their passwords and members whose passwords have not been compromised benefit from the enhanced security we just recently put in place, which includes hashing and salting of our current password databases.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our members. We take the security of our members very seriously.” he writes.

Please ensure you don’t always use the same password for all websites as this severly reduces the security of your information.

 
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