Today, 6.5million LinkedIn password hashes leaked. These hashes are unsalted SHA-1 hashes and can be found online. If you happen to have the file lingering around, use grep "yourhash" combo_not.txt to check your hash is in it. Also check with the hash in which you replaced the first 5 characters by 00000.

If you’re not savvy enough, or don’t have the list, you can use LeakedIn

My old LinkedIn password was in the list (I changed it about a month ago). Best is to change it now, and change it again after LinkedIn has fixed the hole. Also, it’s — again — yet another reason to use different passwords for each site on the internet.

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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