|06-07-2012, 12:32 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Linkedin Passwords leaked... and decrypted
I'm sure most by now have heard that over 6 million LinkedIn passwords were stolen in a breach.
BBC News - LinkedIn passwords leaked by hackers
However, today it comes to light that at least 60% of those passwords have already been decrypted, with estimates that almost all have.
The reason? LinkedIn used straight SHA1 encryption without any salting. (bad practice)
Hackers crack more than 60% of breached LinkedIn passwords - Computerworld
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