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LinkedIn gets sued over exposed passwords

LinkedIn gets sued over exposed passwords

I don't think anyone will be surprised that LinkedIn has been sued over the hack that exposed as many as 6 million user passwords to the professional social network. The security breach occurred in early June and LinkedIn is now hit with a class-action suit seeking at least $5 million in restitution for the stolen passwords. The complaint was filed in San Jose and sites a "troubling lack of security measures."

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LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline

LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline

LinkedIn has promised new security features above and beyond a switch to salting users' passwords, as it continues to recover from the hack which saw 6.5m encrypted credentials leak from the site. "We continue to execute on our security roadmap, and we’ll be releasing additional enhancements to better protect our members" the business-centric social network wrote on its official blog, while continuing to insist that there is still no evidence of any member accounts being breached.

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LinkedIn hack update includes “no unauthorized access”

LinkedIn hack update includes “no unauthorized access”

Thursday afternoon this week LinkedIn head Vicente Silveira updated the world on what their findings were regarding the hack attempt on their site earlier in the week. This report included 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords being shared, but not one single account actually being compromised. The hack attempt ended up spilling millions of passwords, but none successfully tied to a user account. Regardless of this, LinkedIn is taking measures to assure that this event is cleaned up after and that the passwords that were revealed are dealt with accordingly.

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Last.fm and LinkedIn clinch it: My scorched-earth policy

Last.fm and LinkedIn clinch it: My scorched-earth policy

LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm: three sites with little in common beyond, this week, the painful and embarrassing task of telling users that their personal information may well have been compromised. It's an increasingly widespread chore, too, as we drop our details into just about any new service that catches our eye. It's about time for a new attitude toward online history: a digital scorched-earth policy, as it were. Try, certainly, but then destroy.

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60% of leaked LinkedIn passwords cracked

60% of leaked LinkedIn passwords cracked

More than 60-percent of the LinkedIn passwords leaked have already seen their encryption cracked, security experts say, though the business-centric social site is yet to confirm whether any users had their accounts infringed. Of the roughly 6.5m passwords in the haul, around 5.8m were unique hashes according to Sophos, and 3.5m of which have already been revealed through brute force attacks.

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LinkedIn Password Hacking confirmed

LinkedIn Password Hacking confirmed

Earlier today it was reported that there was very possibly a leak of passwords in a massive hack attack on the networking site known as LinkedIn - that report has been verified now by LinkedIn officially. This confirmation comes from the Director of LinkedIn, Vicente Silveira, who noted that the company does indeed correspond directly with LinkedIn accounts and that they are currently pursuing steps that will lead to better understanding the event.

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LinkedIn mobile app stops collecting private calendar notes

LinkedIn mobile app stops collecting private calendar notes

Professional networking site LinkedIn is making headlines today for a reported security breach that may involve the leak of 6.5 million passwords. However, that's not the only security issue plaguing LinkedIn today, as security researchers recently reported that the service's mobile app has been collecting private calendar notes from iPhone and iPad users without their knowledge. LinkedIn has confirmed the researcher findings and has updated its app today to limit the information collected.

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6.5m LinkedIn passwords reportedly leak: Hackers crowdsourcing encryption crack

6.5m LinkedIn passwords reportedly leak: Hackers crowdsourcing encryption crack

Password information for 6.5m members of business social network LinkedIn have been leaked, it's been alleged, with Russian hackers supposedly crowd-sourcing help in breaking the encryption. Although the SHA1 unsalted password hashes revealed do not come with the matching usernames at present, Dagens IT and Per Thorsheim report, it's possible the hackers are holding off on revealing those so that they can make private use of any unofficial access.

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