LinkedIn Corp. is working overtime to reassure its members that their data is safe after 6.5 million passwords were stolen last week.
“First, it’s important to know that compromised passwords were not published with corresponding email logins. At the time they were initially published, the vast majority of those passwords remained hashed, i.e. encoded, but unfortunately a subset of the passwords was decoded. Again, we are not aware of any member information being published at any time in connection with the list of stolen passwords. The only information published was the passwords themselves.”
While some users complained about the time it took LinkedIn to react to the breach, many more made fun of the news.
“In a nutshell – people don’t seem to care that much. Whenever Twitter or Facebook experience any type of security breaches, the world is up in arms. And yet when LinkedIn’s biggest security violation to date happens, the reaction is muted to say the least. I believe this is because the professional networking site has lost its way and needs to up its game.”