LinkedIn was hacked way back in 2012, but the leak of passwords four years ago wasn’t the end of the story. Another 117 million have turned up, and many of those old passwords still seem to be valid.
But surely, I hear you ask, LinkedIn invalidated those old passwords in 2012? Nope. That turns out not to be the case — LinkedIn only forced a reset of the 6.5 million leaked ones, for fear of inconveniencing the other users.
Initially, LinkedIn’s response this time was the same, but thankfully saner heads prevailed and the company’s finally doing the right thing.
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