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Just got an email saying that my lnkd account is one of the 164m.
In May 2016, LinkedIn had 164 million email addresses and passwords exposed. Originally hacked in 2012, the data remained out of sight until being offered for sale on a dark market site 4 years later. The passwords in the breach were stored as SHA1 hashes without salt, the vast majority of which were quickly cracked in the days following the release of the data.
You can check your stuff here (don't worry this site is legit)
Hmm, mine is as well.
yep, and adobe and 000webhost apparently
What's most surprising is that you got an email from LinkedIn and actually read it.
Me too. Thanks ADOBE
FFS, mine is in both linkedIn and Adobes...
- and how come this isn't bigger news... surely that is a huge leak of real detailsdee-dubs
- ..rather than the huge leak of made up details in Ashley Madison's onedee-dubs
- leaks probably the wrong word.. but you know what i meandee-dubs
- hahh, everybody was waiting for the real data... and it was in the bigger news actually, but nobody gives a damn flying fuck :)sted
- add slashdot.org and news.ycombinator.com… to your bookmarks for some real tech news.sted
- It's pretty much been everywhere in the news lately, but c'mon, cheating politician's is always bigger newsformed
- yep mine too adobe and linkedin..edd-e
Microsoft bought Linkedin for 26,000,000,000$
Microsoft now have a social network
- Don't know why you're getting downvoted - ot that I think your is THE reason they bought it, but LI is the only relevant adult socNet outside of FB.detritus
- A social network filled with millions of potential Office tools subscription customers and fee payersprophetone
Microsoft..12 year behind the curve.
- Actually, MS have a tendency to be too far of the curve. it's one of their biggest weaknesses. Along with overpaying for brands they then losemoney on...detritus
- *'too far ahead of the curve', even
- I'm no MS fanboy, although I've used their stuff ever since I moved onto PC - I'm certainly bailing from Windows when my copy of Win7 gets too long in the toothdetritus
quote from pockets' article...
"According to data from Bloomberg, 600 options to buy LinkedIn shares at $160 were bought in two trades on Friday afternoon for a total of $135,100. Those same options are now worth just over $2 million, for a less than one trading day profit of nearly $1.9 million."
Microsoft is buying this joint?! Fuck!