6.5 Million LinkedIn Accounts May Be Compromised, Change Your Passwords Now

IMPORTANT!

It appears that 6.5 Million LinkedIn accounts may have been compromised. Maybe even yours! Take a moment and change your LinkedIn password just so you won’t have to worry if you were in that group. I use LastPass to manage all my online passwords and it works great!

Details from Lifehacker:

6.5 Million LinkedIn Accounts May Be Compromised, Change Your Passwords Now

If you have a LinkedIn account it’s a good time to change your password. Up to 6.5 million user accounts and encrypted passwords have reportedly been leaked and posted to a Russian hacker site.

The leak comes off the news that LinkedIn’s mobile apps transmit personal data, including meeting notes and calendar info in plain text. LinkedIn hasn’t confirmed the passwords have been stolen, but did confirm on their Twitter account they’re looking into it. Regardless of whether the leak is confirmed or not, it’s a good time to change your password. If you haven’t already, now’s a great time to set yourself up with a secure password management tool. Here’s a quick primer for getting started with our favorite password manager, LastPass:

Using a tool like LastPass may seem like overkill, but remember: The only secure password is the one you can’t remember. You’re better safe than sorry.

Change passwords on LinkedIn Now | Dagens IT (Google Translate) via The Next Web

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