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LeakedIn: Check if your LinkedIn password was leaked with this tool

This from the thenextweb.com

The LinkedIn password release debacle is still in full swing, as millions discover that their account was potentially compromised. I recommend that you, no matter what, change your LinkedIn password.

However, if you want to see whether or not your account was specifically made unsafe, there is an answer. Meet LeakedIn (ten points to its creators for the name), which will hash your password client side, and check that value against what leaked. It’s a safe way to check and see if your password was lade bare. [As always: use at your own risk.]

Oh, and if you were compromised, you get one of these, I just found out:

2012 06 06 14h26 09 LeakedIn: Check if your LinkedIn password was leaked with this tool

Also in the news today was the fact that LinkedIn has been playing a bit of unsafe hanky panky with user data. From our own Matthew Panzarino:

The LinkedIn mobile app for iOS devices collects full meeting notes and details from your device’s calendar and sends them back to the company, The Next Web has been informed. The information is gathered without explicit permission by a feature that allows users to access their calendar within the app.

The US Congress is already beating the war drums over the password leak. It hasn’t been a very good day for LinkedIn. However, the company’s market performance has been, well, muted. Perhaps Wall Street missed the memo.

➤ LeakedIn

Ps. Change your dang LinkedIn password regardless of whether it was leaked today and do it now.

 

Editor’s Note: We and many artists in the Rogue Valley use LinkedIn to advance our business networks. We found this article quite by accident and posted it asap since it’s information that might be vital to many of our friends and colleagues. We went ahead and used the LeakedIn tool and found our password had NOT been cracked, partly out of concern for the safety of our own data and partly to “go first” in case anyone gets sketched out about using the tool. We feel thenextweb.com is trustworthy, but thought it might make you feel safe to get another little peek at the message the tool uses so you feel better about checking your password with it. Details below:  And by the way – if you haven’t done it yet, change your LinkedIn password and do it now! Yes, we know we’re repeating the line above. It’s important to change your passwords once in a while, and vital to do so after an incident like this.

LeakedIn

We have some bad news. 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords (unsalted SHA-1 hashes) were allegedly leaked, and many of those have already been cracked. (See Chris’s post for more info.) Some of us were victims, and we want to help you find out if you are a victim, too.

Just provide your password (which we hash with JavaScript; view source to verify) or a SHA-1 hash of your password below, and we’ll check.

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