06 Jun '12, 2pm

#LinkedIn possibly hacked, faces leak of 6.5 million passwords. Users advised to change passwords

Santa Monica (CALIFORNIA) - LinkedIn, the professional networking website, is investigating claims that 6.5 million of its users' passwords have been stolen and published on a Russian computer hacking forum. According to security experts the passwords are circulating in the form of a cryptographic "hash", which converts text into a seemingly random string of numbers and letters using a mathematical formula. It means anyone wishing to use the hashed passwords would need some technical expertise and time to recover their original characters. LinkedIn users were warned by some to change their passwords as soon as possible as a precaution, reports The Daily Telegraph. "It would seem sensible to suggest to LinkedIn users that they change their passwords as soon as possible as a precautionary step," said Mr Graham Cluley of the British Internet security firm Sophos. "Don't delay...

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