Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by siljaline, Jun 6, 2012.
Just in case, I would change the password unless sufficiently complex already
A password reset is (recommended) easily done. http://www.linkedin.com/passwordReset
Wouldn't the LinkedIn account also require a user name to get in?
It's an email address of the user
I had the privilege to see the leaked data as it hit some hacking circles earlier in the morning. You will be happy to know Linkedin doesnt salt or use any key derivation function techniques on your passwords.
I did a simple grep look up this morning to see if my SHA hashed value was one of the compromised ones, it appears not to be, however I would still change your passwords regardless of their complexity.
Normal LinkedIn account login would be email & password. Most I know have changed their passwords.
LinkedIn confirms "some" members passwords compromised
Looks like Last.fm may have gotten hacked as well
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LinkedIn provides breach update -- sort of by Jaikumar Vijayan.
In my professional opinion, Na Uh! Maybe if they bothered to do more than simply hash the passwords only.