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    Exclamation Security Advisory - LinkedIn Password Compromise

    Security Advisory
    Date: 6 June 2012
    Intended Audience: All Staff with LinkedIn accounts
    Priority: HIGH

    EgyEng.com is aware that the media is covering the publishing of the encrypted ‘hash’ of over 6 million LinkedIn user account passwords on the internet. This would represent approx. 4% of LinkedIn’s 150 million users. These password hashes are encrypted with a weak SHA-1 algorithm and it is likely that attempts to crack them are underway.

    Precautionary advice is for all users of LinkedIn to change their password immediately.

    Where users have the same password for multiple sites including LinkedIn/Facebook etc. and share a single email address, it is also recommended to change those passwords.

    Best practice suggests that it is not recommended to utilize a single common password across multiple sites or functions. A unique password or pass phrase for each site is recommended, and there are tools available to securely store and access passwords using a vault such as ‘KeePass’.

    Users are advised to avoid emails and websites claiming to check if your LinkedIn account is among those compromised, or reset your password through a link in the email.

    How to change your LinkedIn password
    1.
    Log in to LinkedIn.
    http://www.linkedin.com/
    2. Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the webpage and choose ‘settings’ from the drop-down menu.
    3. Choose the option to change your password.
    4. Enter your old password, then enter your new password twice in the respective fields.
    Last edited by Mohamed Fouad; 07-06-2012 at 02:55 AM.


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