Posted by: bluesyemre | June 7, 2012

LinkedIn passwords leaked by hackers

LinkedIn homepage
  • Social networking website LinkedIn has said some of its members’ passwords have been “compromised” after reports that over six million’ passwords had been leaked onto the internet. Hackers posted a file containing encrypted passwords onto a Russian web forum. They have invited the hacking community to help with decryption. LinkedIn, which has over 150 million users, said the leaked passwords would no longer be valid. Members would receive an email with instructions on how to reset them, the company said. Users would then receive a second email with further details about how why the change was necessary, it added.

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