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Old 06-07-2012, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In case if some of you haven't seen the news and have a LinkedIn user account, your password information maybe available to anyone on the internet.

It's best if you change your password asap. I meant to post this yesterday but got slammed at work so I apologize in advance.

Another good thing to check is your primary e-mail address and make sure it hasn't been changed so said hacker can't reset your password on you.

News Article: Change Your LinkedIn Password Right Now! - Business Insider

How to change your password: Here's How To Change Your LinkedIn Password After Today's Security Breach - Business Insider

LinkedIn Confirms it was hacked: LinkedIn confirms that posted passwords are of its members - SC Magazine

If you feel like nerding out, this is a good article on it: Errata Security: Confirmed: LinkedIn 6mil password dump is real

Thanks,
Ryan

Update - You can actually test if your password was stolen here: https://lastpass.com/linkedin/

But it's still recommended you change your password anyways just in case.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Saw that shit. Cant remember if I even have a linkedin account, that site is already yesterday's news.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Part of the reason why I think this big movement to store everyone's data on the "cloud" is a terrible idea. The shit isn't up in the sky, it's all compiled on one server which makes it a far easier target to obtain/destroy. Major successful hacking attempts to entire service systems have definitely skyrocketed in the last couple of years...
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They can have my password I deleted that account years ago yet still get emails from them saying people want to connect.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Word!

I am not at all interested in having my information stored on "the net" like this. I am thinking of deleting facebook as well. All of this social networking has had a negative impact on social interaction I think. Nobody actually talks to each other anymore face to face over a beer. I think its time we go back to face to face instead of facebook.
Man what are you talking about I start shit with companies that invite me to their town for a beer and when I show up they run in fear. I'd say it's totally working.
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