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linkedin account from 2012 hack being sold..

Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:31 AM

If you haven't changed your LinkedIn account password from their 2012 data breach, I would suggest doing so now.

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Despite the huge scale of the hack, LinkedIn carried on and everything slowly got back to normal.

That is, until today. A hacker is advertising 117 million logins and passwords, from the breach back in 2012. What’s particularly odd (and potentially alarming) is that the number on offer is much larger than previously thought.

https://usblog.kaspe...word-leak/7160/

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Re: linkedin account from 2012 hack being sold..

Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:39 AM

Scary that information from 4 years ago is valuable, but then again people do like to use the same passwords for a lot of things. "Password1" will always be my favorite password ;)
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Re: linkedin account from 2012 hack being sold..

Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:44 AM

They had the top 50 most commonly used.. here's the top 10 of that..

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The following table is the top passwords used.
	password:	frequency
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1 	123456 		753,305
2 	linkedin 	172,523
3 	password 	144,458
4 	123456789 	94,314
5 	12345678 	63,769
6 	111111 		57,210
7 	1234567 	49,652
8 	sunshine 	39,118
9 	qwerty 		37,538
10 	654321 		33,854 

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https://www.leakedso...kedin#passwords

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Re: linkedin account from 2012 hack being sold..

Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:52 AM

Those are some pretty impressive passwords...

Would definitely never think of some of them.
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