Now’s a good time to change your LinkedIn password. 117 million logins for the world’s hippest social network are being advertised in shady areas of the internet.
The details are said to have been seized in a massive breach four years ago, but security experts have confirmed that some of the logins currently up for grabs are still valid. At the time, LinkedIn said it would reset all vulnerable accounts, but it’s now emerged that the company misjudged the scale of the hack.
"We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords," said a LinkedIn spokeswoman. "We have no indication that this is a result of a new security breach. We encourage our members to visit our safety centre to ensure they have two-step verification authentication and to use strong passwords in order to keep their accounts as safe as possible."
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As well as logging in as you and adding silly skills, such as breastfeeding and pubic hair maintenance, to your profile, hackers could try to break into your other accounts using the stolen info. Easy fix: change your passwords (but avoid everything in the list above). [BBC]
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