According to several news sources, millions of LinkedIn passwords have been reported leaked online. One of those sources, CNET, says that “a hacker says he’s posted 6.5 million LijnkedIn passwords on the Web — hot on the heels of security researchers’ warnings about privacy issues with LinkedIn’s iOS app. . . Twitter users are already reporting that they’ve found their hashed LinkedIn passwords on the list.” (Read the rest of story the story here. Follow the stories on Google News here.)
ISG advices LinkedIn users to change their passwords now. If you use the same password in other areas, you should change those as well.
LinkedIn’s blog contains the following statements from the company: An Update on LinkedInMember Passwords Compromised and Taking Steps To Protect Our Members. ZDNet carried their commentary on LinkedIn’s posts in the article LinkedIn’s response to password breach raises troubling questions (June 8).Note: LinkedIn logo meets requirements detailed in their Branding Guideline document.