Do you want to check to see if your LinkedIn password has been stolen? Mine was hacked.
- How do I know it was hacked?
- What should I do?
What a nuisance. LinkedIn have announced that their password records have been stolen. 6.5 million passwords were released onto a Russian cybercrime forum.
If your password was stolen then LinkedIn will disable your password, and will be sending you an email with instructions how to reset your password.
More importantly, I suspect many of you (like me) use the same password for more than one Internet service. So now I need to go and change other passwords, too…
Do you want to check if your password was hacked?
LastPass have made available a Linkedin stolen password checker that lets you know if your password appears on the leaked password list.
I popped in my old password and up this popped:
And then I put in my new shiny password just to be doubly sure:
Managing your passwords
One option is to use a password management service like LastPass. I have not used it previously, and the time has come for me to move onto a platform like this. If you use it already, I would love to hear your feedback.
Microsoft have produced a guide to creating secure passwords.