Your online job resume may not be so secure, with business networking site LinkedIn confirming that user passwords were stolen and uploaded online. A file containing 6,458,020 hashed user passwords appeared on a Russian forum earlier today.
The file did not contain any usernames with the passwords and it is unknown whether that information was obtained as well.LinkedIn investigated the file and in a blog post confirmed that it contains actual user passwords.”We want to provide you with an update on this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts.”The passwords in the uploaded file are stored as unsalted SHA-1 hashes
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