LinkedIn users are being advised to change their passwords today after a file has appeared on a Russian web site containing hashed passwords of millions of users.
Whilst the passwords are hashed (a non-reversible process that obscures the password for storage purposes), this can still pose a problem for those of you with commonly used passwords such as 'password' or '1234' etc. Hackers have a dictionary of hashes for common passwords and can match these against any of the exposed details to gain access to your account and to your contacts.
As always, choosing a strong password is essential to stay safe on-line and protect your details. Use Deadbolt Password Generator to turn memorable phrases into strong passwords that are secured from this kind of attack.
Don't get caught out - act now!