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The LinkedIn Hack: 5 Must-Reads

Here are 5 must-reads on the LinkedIn hack in which more than 6 million users’ passwords were stolen.

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LinkedIn Hacked: How To Protect Yourself Online
By Dave Johnson Security problems are pervasive, and any site that requires a password is susceptible to this sort of thing. That’s why it’s time to review the essential requirements to keeping your passwords safe and secure.

LinkedIn Breach Puts Site’s Reputation On The Line
By Jim Finkle and Jennifer Saba LinkedIn Corp’s silence on the extent of a security breach that exposed millions of user passwords has damaged its reputation among some business professionals, and may slow the growing company’s rise if the breach turns out to be more serious than disclosed.

LinkedIn Says Zero Accounts Have Been Compromised As A Result Of The Password Leaks
By Tom Cheredar In a blog post reaffirming its commitment to security yesterday, LinkedIn claimed that it has no evidence of any accounts being compromised as a result of the security breach.

LinkedIn Defends Reaction in Wake of Password Theft
By Shayndi Rice and Ben Worthen The social-networking service for professionals has been criticized for not including an extra layer of password security known as salting, and for not having a chief security officer. LinkedIn moved to reassure customers about the security of their data.

Lax Security At LinkedIn Is Laid Bare
By Nicole Perlroth That LinkedIn was attacked did not surprise anyone. Companies’ computer systems are attacked every day. What has surprised customers and security experts alike is that a company that collects and profits from vast amounts of data had taken a bare-bones approach to protecting it.

About Chad Richards

Chad is Senior Social Media Manager at Firebelly Marketing, a social media marketing agency. Connect with him on Twitter, Linkedin and .