Official: LinkedIn’s Statement on Stolen Passwords and Next Steps for Compromised Accounts

Here’s the link to LinkedIn’s statement about the compromised passwords and what they will do about it.

Evidently, LinkedIn thinks they know which passwords have been compromised as they will disable those passwords and send instructions to the users on how to re-enable┬áthose passwords. Hmmmmm…..

Always the optimist, LinkedIn included this paragraph in the statement.

It is worth noting that the affected members who update their passwords and members whose passwords have not been compromised benefit from the enhanced security we just recently put in place, which includes hashing and salting of our current password databases.

Not to sound too cynical, but this sounds a little lipstickish-on-the-pig to me.

Read the entire statement by clicking here.

Recommended: change your LinkedIn password immediately.


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