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Is My Password Secure?

May 30, 2016 - Posted in Security

Password Security

A few years ago, LinkedIn was hacked and what was originally thought to be 6.5 million passwords compromised, turned out to be almost 117 million passwords.

LinkedIn acknowledged the breach and that login credentials are being sold on the black market by hackers. Linkedin released a statement saying, “On May 17, 2016, we became aware that data stolen from LinkedIn in 2012 was being made available online. This was not a new security breach or hack. We took immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts that we believed might be at risk. These were accounts created prior to the 2012 breach that had not reset their passwords since that breach.”

The moral of the story? Secure your passwords!

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