LinkedIn confimed today a security breach of about 5% of its users passwords. The security breach is due to an exploit with the way LinkedIn’s mobile app handles a user’s calendar data. A hacker was able to steal and publish around 6.5 million hashed passwords from the company using the exploit, which was flagged after someone requested help deciphering the encrypted password data this morning. The author of the article Tom Cheredar from Venture Beat
, was going to make a crack about how one particular portion of the population is more susceptible to getting their data compromised, but then he remembered that we’re all idiots when it comes to passwords
. I agree!