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

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

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:

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.

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