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IT News Thread, LinkedIn Hacked in Other News; BBC News - LinkedIn passwords 'leaked by hackers' Originally Posted by BBC News Social networking website LinkedIn is investigating claims ...
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    LinkedIn Hacked

    BBC News - LinkedIn passwords 'leaked by hackers'

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    Social networking website LinkedIn is investigating claims that over six million of its users' passwords have been leaked onto the internet.

    Hackers posted a file containing encrypted passwords onto a Russian web forum.

    They have invited the hacking community to help with decryption.
    You might want to reset your LinkedIn password if you use this social network.

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    Gasp, you mean my code of '1234' is no longer secure, nooooooo...

    Will I have to change the one on my luggage to?

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    Yeah saw this earlier and has been changed! If anybody wants to add me i'm here (cheeky plug as i only signed up last week!)

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    Link 1: LinkedIn hacker 'also stole 1.5m passwords from dating site eHarmony' - Telegraph

    Link removed: Identified as a phishing site by another LEA.
    Last edited by DaveP; 7th June 2012 at 03:25 PM. Reason: Amend post content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Link 2: Removed
    That one is listed by our LEA as a Phishing site
    Last edited by JJonas; 7th June 2012 at 08:08 PM.

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    false positive, it's probably taking a dislike to the Javascript.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Link removed
    I was going to post that link too, but thought better of it since typing passwords into websites run by unknown third-parties is generally considered bad practice (even if in this case the hash is generated directly on your computer).

    On Mac OS X or Linux, you can actually run the command below to find the SHA-1 hash of your password.

    Code:
    echo -n 'Pa$$w0rd123' | openssl sha1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I was going to post that link too, but thought better of it since typing passwords into websites run by unknown third-parties is generally considered bad practice...
    Agreed. I was just suggesting it as a candidate to check if your old password had been hacked in this attack.

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    They just keep coming...

    EHarmony.com hacked.

    Link:
    eHarmony Users' Passwords Hacked - KWQC-TV6 News and Weather For The Quad Cities

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    From the article above...

    LinkedIn has already confirmed they are making the transition to adding what is known as "salt" to the hashes in the security community.
    ^ Shouldn't they have done this in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I was going to post that link too, but thought better of it since typing passwords into websites run by unknown third-parties is generally considered bad practice (even if in this case the hash is generated directly on your computer).

    On Mac OS X or Linux, you can actually run the command below to find the SHA-1 hash of your password.

    Code:
    echo -n 'Pa$$w0rd123' | openssl sha1
    tail ~/.bash_history

    not a great idea even if you don't plan to reuse the password
    Tip: put a space before the command to prevent it being saved is the history file.

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    Also.. good article on salting as a kinda "follow up" to the BS flying around at EDIT
    LinkedIn Password Leak: Salt Their Hide - ACM Queue

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    tail ~/.bash_history
    Good point. Thanks for the tip.

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