For anyone not aware. LinkedIn was hacked this week and the passwords of 6.5 million of its users posted online.
LinkedIn moved very slowly and at first denied the breach but the email I have received this morning has confirmed this.
This is from Reuters this morning http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/09/linkedin-breach-idINL1E8H9...
|Dear Philip Voice,|
|We recently became aware that some LinkedIn passwords were compromised and posted on a hacker website. We immediately launched an investigation and we have reason to believe that your password was included in the post.|
|To the best of our knowledge, no email logins associated with the passwords have been published, nor have we received any verified reports of unauthorized access to any member’s account as a result of this event. While a small subset of the passwords was decoded and published, we do not believe yours was among them.|
|The security of your account is very important to us at LinkedIn. As a precaution, we disabled your password, and advise you to take the following steps to reset it. If you reset your password in the last two days, there is no need for further action.|
|1. Type www.linkedin.com/settings directly into your browser|
|2. Type in your email address and press Sign In, no password necessary|
|3. Follow the on-screen directions to reset your password|
|Note: Do not reuse your old password when creating your new password.|
|If you have been using your old LinkedIn password on other sites, we recommend that you change those passwords too. We appreciate your immediate attention to resetting your password and apologize for the inconvenience.|
|The LinkedIn Team|
I do apologise. Stuart had already started a thread and I should have added this there: http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/forum/topics/linkedin-password...