Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by siljaline, Jun 6, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
    Article
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,779
    Location:
    Texas
    https://www.technologyreview.com/view/428105/why-linkedins-password-leak-endangers-security
     
  3. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Posts:
    6,956
    Location:
    Somethingshire
    Just in case, I would change the password unless sufficiently complex already
     
  4. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
    A password reset is (recommended) easily done. http://www.linkedin.com/passwordReset

     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  5. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    57,779
    Location:
    Texas
    http://blog.linkedin.com/2012/06/06/linkedin-member-passwords-compromised/
     
  6. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Posts:
    3,943
    Location:
    California
    Wouldn't the LinkedIn account also require a user name to get in?


    ----
    rich
     
  7. Technical

    Technical Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Posts:
    471
    Location:
    Brazil
    It's an email address of the user :doubt:
     
  8. EncryptedBytes

    EncryptedBytes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Posts:
    449
    Location:
    N/A
    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. :rolleyes:

    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.
     
  9. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Posts:
    6,619
    Normal LinkedIn account login would be email & password. Most I know have changed their passwords.

     
  10. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Posts:
    2,331
    Location:
    West Yorkshire, UK
    LinkedIn confirms "some" members passwords compromised

    http://blog.linkedin.com/2012/06/06/linkedin-member-passwords-compromised/
     
  11. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Posts:
    7,299
    Location:
    England
  12. Thankful

    Thankful Savings Monitor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Posts:
    3,739
    Location:
    New York City
  13. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    20,968
    Location:
    U.S.A.
     
  14. EncryptedBytes

    EncryptedBytes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Posts:
    449
    Location:
    N/A
    In my professional opinion, Na Uh! Maybe if they bothered to do more than simply hash the passwords only.:)
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.