Has Your LinkedIn Password Been Hacked?

Update 5:11 CST – Another slew of articles coming out and it looks like the passwords have probably been compromised. Best default is to change your LinkedIn password NOW and the passwords for any other site that use the same password as your LinkedIn password.

Update 12:35 PM CST – LinkedIn has posted this story called “Change Your LinkedIn Password Right Now” in their top stories section. Probability of this being true has just increased.

There are reports this mornng that six million LinkedIn passwords have been hacked.

While this hasn’t been confirmed by LinkedIn yet , it might be prudent to read this article and change your password as a precaution.

You can read the article by clicking here.

Waiting for word from LinkedIn as to whether this happened or not.

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