Linkedin confirms passwords were compromised

Linkedin had a bad day yesterday as 6.5 Million users passwords were compromised by hackers and then posted online. Originally Linkedin was saying there was no evidence that this actually happened, but now they've admitted that it did happen and it might be a good time to go change you password if you use the same password for everything. CNET has all the details on what happened.

LinkedIn said today that some passwords on a list of allegedly stolen hashed passwords belong to its members, but did not say how its site was compromised.

"We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts," Vicente Silveira, a director at the professional social-networking site, wrote in a blog post. It is unknown how many passwords have been verified by LinkedIn.