Professional Site “LinkedIn” Password Theft

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There are some news and tweets trending that LinkedIn has suffered from Password Theft.  I have an account on LinkedIn. And I was worry on my account on this site. Because most of them has a personal private information. Is this issue is true? How does the LinkedIn can recover the accounts and the password being theft, do they do something to stop this password stealing?

Please help so that I can closed my account here immediately if necessary.

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Professional Site “LinkedIn” Password Theft

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Yes, it’s true. LinkedIn confirms that an intruder stole millions of users' passwords. The intruder also posted the passwords to a Russian web forum. This prompted LinkedIn to lock up the accounts of those members with stolen passwords. The company will invalidate the passwords of those who were confirmed stolen.

Also, the said members will receive an email with instructions on how to reset those passwords. LinkedIn right now is trying to reassure their users by posting in their blog  saying that no accounts were compromised and that their world class security team are working closely with the FBI to capture the criminals.

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Professional Site “LinkedIn” Password Theft

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Vicente Silveira,

The director of LinkedIn, wrote on his blog last June 9 to affirm the incident of 6.5million user stolen password and was published in an unknown website. The LinkedIn team responds automatically with the crime as they worked aggressively with the FBI to identify the perpetrators.

The professional team of LinkedIn,senior vice president of operation, David Henke, together with the expert Ganesh Krishnan, a former vice president and chief information security officer at Yahoo claimed they already completed this transition of password database system that hashed password to a system that both hashed and salted the passwords before the breaking news came.

The director ensures that,"Thus far, we have no reports of member accounts being breached as a result of the stolen passwords," 

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