|6.5M LinkedIn passwords leaked|
One of the first things Internet users do when they sign up for a new service, or become a member of a website, is register a password they believe to be unique. This password is often the main form of visible security users have, and they trust websites with them. If a hacker gets hold of a password, it’s a big problem. This recently happened to LinkedIn users.
LinkedIn is a popular social media site that caters to professionals and helps them to network and find jobs. In the past few days, news stories have emerged about how members’ passwords were leaked online.
How passwords work
The hacker then published the encrypted passwords online for other people to decrypt. LinkedIn has released an update to the mobile apps to plug this leak, but the passwords are still online.
What does this mean for me?
How do I know if my password was compromised?
Alternatively, you can go to lastpass.com and test your password.
If you haven’t received an email, your password probably wasn’t leaked. We do suggest that, for security reasons, you change your LinkedIn password as soon as you can. You can do this by:
If you feel that your accounts are unsecured, or would like to enhance your current security, please contact us. We may have a solution for you.
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|Minimize risk by backing up data|
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