LinkedIn Confirms Passwords Were Stolen

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Writing in the LinkedIn blog, Vincente Silveira says that LinkedIn was in fact compromised this morning.Here’s the takeaway from his post:

  • users whose passwords were stolen will notice that their passwords don’t work anymore
  • those users will receive an email with instructions on how to reset their passwords — these emails will not contain any links for security reasons
  • affected users will receive a second email from LinkedIn customer support offering some more information

Quite a difficult day for the social networking site for professionals.

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