LinkedIn Password Hack Fallout

A couple of observations following the revelation of a substantial theft of LinkedIn passwords. LinkedIn, because it represents "real" data about you, your career and business connections, is a particularly unfortunate victim of this kind of hack.

First, reports are now that several million passwords were compromised (so change yours, if you haven't already). Also, Scam emails are already coming out asking you to "confirm" your LinkedIn email address, and now that the bad guys have all those exposed passwords, they can use them to augment their existing password lists to make it all the easier to guess your new password. Lovely.

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