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Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Social Networks |

LinkedIn confirms the theft of passwords, affected users will receive an e-mail

LinkedIn confirms the theft of passwords, affected users will receive an e-mail

It took but it came. LinkedIn has confirmed reports that surfaced this morning warning about the theft of millions of passwords , noting in his blog that the affected users will receive an email with instructions to reset their passwords.

The social network will not have access automatically to all users who are affected by e-mail telling them how to set a new password. The post will have links to the site, the company said.

LinkedIn also send a second email, explaining the circumstances of the breach that allowed the theft of passwords to the users affected. For some reason, the social network does not seem to want to tell all users what happened, since those who were not affected will not receive any mail.

The company gave no details on the number of accounts affected, but said they are working to improve the security of the password database.

Link: An update on LinkedIn member Compromised passwords (LinkedIn)

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