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6.5 million LinkedIn passwords leaked

 
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Vince



Joined: 05 May 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords leaked Reply with quote

Media outlets are reporting that 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords have been leaked. If you're on LinkedIn, it's highly recommended that you change your LinkedIn password right now.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/06/6-5-million-linkedin-passwords-reportedly-leaked-linkedin-is-looking-into-it/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

It has been ages since I last touched my LinkedIn account, so I'm going to delete it. In theory, it's a nice way to stay in touch with professional contacts. In reality, many people don't keep it up to date.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince, many thanks for the heads-up. That was incredibly timely and helpful!
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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Vince,

Thanks - I posted the link in all my Linkedin groups and on facebook (and, of course, I changed my password.)


It's kind of a long link, so I went to Tiny URL to reduce it:

http://tinyurl.com/89b7m6f

Regards,
John
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Guy Courchesne



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Hopefully LinkedIn will fold and I'll stop getting so much spam from them.
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Isla Guapa



Joined: 19 Apr 2010
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Location: Mexico City o sea La Gran Manzana Mexicana

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip, Vince. I never used my LinkedIn account anyway, so I just cancelled it.
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