Earlier this week we learned that approximately 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were posted on a hacker site. Most of the passwords on the list were hashed and hard to decode, but some passwords were decoded and published.
LinkedIn did a great job of contacting members with instructions on how to reset their passwords. But honestly, when I got their email, I wasn’t sure whether it was legit! I am stepping up my efforts to protect my passwords with Passpack, a free online password manager that allows you to securely save and manage passwords. Collaboration features for professionals.
According to LinkedIn, no email logins associated with the passwords have been published, nor have they received any verified reports of unauthorized access to any member’s account as a result of this event. For more information, read their blog post.