Over 100 million LinkedIn passwords are astray

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The social network LinkedIn asks its users to change their password after over 100 million passwords that were stolen in 2012 have appeared online.

When the data burglaryr was first mentioned in 2012 enlightened LinkedIn that there was talked about 6.5 million passwords, but this week the service was made aware that the scale was much larger.

– Yesterday we were advised a second set of data that had just been made public and allegedly email addresses and partially hidden password combinations to over one hundred million LinkedIn users from the same burglary in 2012, highlighting the company’s security chief Cory Scott in a blog post.
– We have taken immediate action to make these passwords invalid for the affected accounts, and we will contact these users to ask them to reset their passwords, he says.


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