Last night, I chanced upon an article re hack and leak of LinkedIn passwords and alleged disclosure of the breach in a Russian site. Just to check if things were still good, I logged into my LinkedIn account, and there it was, my account was safe and sound, with my old password working.
I thought, “Nah. Rumors.”
This morning, bloggers started to blog about “confirmed” LinkedIn reports of “some” passwords turning up where they shouldn’t be. For the second time, I logged into LinkedIn. Lo and behold, for reasons unknown, my old password was no longer working, and I had to do a quick password reset.
Now just to make everything crystal clear, I’m bad at remembering passwords, especially since I’m managing several accounts. But yes, I was able to successfully log into LinkedIn last night. Still, there’s the chance I tried logging in today with the wrong password.
But then again, whether it’s my memory failing on me big time or not, as far as I’m concerned, even when there’s nothing of substance that’s worth hacking into my account, this is serious stuff.
And surely, this isn’t a good day for LinkedIn.
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