So the big news in the world of LinkedIn is that 6 million passwords were displayed on some site in Russia. It is not really that big a deal since the only thing in LinkedIn is contacts and email addresses anyway unless they store credit card data in the premium accounts. I only use the free service so no big deal.
It seems that the passwords that were hacked were relatively simple to guess anyhow. An algorithm guesses all these similarly formatted passwords. Just change it and you’re good.
More disturbing is the verification email that hackers are using to get your LinkedIn password. I got this one today in an email account that is not associated with LInkedIn so I know it’s fake. Watch out and use smart methods and policies for your on-line accounts.