June 15, 2012
By Tom It has been a bad couple of weeks for LinkedIn. First, security researchers found that the LinkedIn mobile app was harvesting a lot more personal information from user calendars than it was letting anyone know about. Then hackers breached the system and made off with over six and a half million passwords from LinkedIn's 160 million users. They sent out an email alerting affected users which was probably lost in the flood of spam spoofed to look like it was coming from LinkedIn which we have all seen lately. If you haven't already, go change your LinkedIn password, then use different passwords at all the other sites that use the password you used for LinkedIn. It is no longer safe to use the same password on multiple sites and your banking passwords better be something that cannot be guessed or reset via information and password hints left with other sites.