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Windows 7: 6.5M LinkedIn Passwords Posted Online After Apparent Hack


06 Jun 2012   #1
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6.5M LinkedIn Passwords Posted Online After Apparent Hack

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Security professionals suspect that the business-focused social network LinkedIn has suffered a major breach of its password database. Recently, a file containing 6.5 million unique hashed passwords appeared in an online forum based in Russia. More than 200,000 of these passwords have reportedly been cracked so far. The file only contains passwords hashed using the SHA-1 algorithm and does not include user names or any other data, security researchers say. However, the breach is so serious that security professionals are advising people to change their LinkedIn passwords immediately.
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6.5M LinkedIn Passwords Posted Online After Apparent Hack | PCWorld

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06 Jun 2012   #2

 

It would of been nice for linkedin to send an email warning about this
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