It is confirmed. There were some key engaged in a major security breach that correspond to accounts LinkedIn .
There have been approximately 6.5 million passwords sent to a hacker site, an encrypted hash , which is basically an unreadable string of numbers and letters. Depending on the type of encryption used, so will the hash our password.
Unfortunately a small group of them were decoded and published. Also reported that there has been no report so far from unauthorized access as a result of this incident.
If your password was compromised one will not have access to your account, but you will have received an email from LinkedIn with the steps you must perform to reset your password . In addition, you will receive a second email from Customer Service (Customer Support) explaining why you have to reset the account. In case you had not heard anything yet.
Ah, so if I can go, things not me. Right. It does not affect you at all. But what type of password you are using ?:
- It only takes letters.
- Bring letters and numbers
- Take uppercase and lowercase letters, and numbers.
- Also using symbols.
- He has more than ten characters.
If your password is weak, assumes, as you have read the end of paragraph two which can be easily decodable, just get your hash . And you’re getting too easy.
When something like this happens, our first step should always be able to access our account. If we have access miraculously, change the password immediately by stronger. We must also keep abreast of the news that will be happening on the topic until the water returns to normal.
The reason, LinkedIn will new security measures to prevent this from happening again. Vicente Silveira, the current director of LinkedIn is who keeps us abreast of the news via the blog . The link is in the footer of this social network.
Certainly in the offices of LinkedIn must be going through one of its most intense moments right now.