On Wednesday June 6th, the security passwords of 6.5 million LinkedIn users were compromised. A Russian hacker had stolen encrypted passwords and posted them online, read more in this related article on Mashable.com.
How do I know if my password was compromised?
You can check if your password was one of the 6.5 million that were compromised by visiting leakedin.org and entering your password information. Read more about the tool, it’s security and how it works on the creators website before getting started.
Change your passwords
Regardless of whether your password is of those that have been compromised or not, Webnames.ca would like to suggest to our customers that you change your passwords as soon as possible to avoid any issues with your account. Are you using the same password for multiple accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, your Webnames account, etc? Now may be the time to get those updated as well. Updating each of your accounts with passwords that are unique will help to ensure that your account(s) will not be compromised.
To find out more about the status of the hack please visit LinkedIn’s Blog where they have been posting updates regularly.