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How to Protect Your Data After the Breach of LinkedIn

By Wil Payton

Many of you may be users of the online professional networking and contact sharing service LinkedIn. On Wednesday, LinkedIn officials confirmed that a database containing account passwords for their service was compromised.

Below is an excerpt from a New York Times article:

Security researchers have confirmed that a file containing 6.5 million encoded LinkedIn passwords has been posted to a Russian hacker site. LinkedIn has yet to confirm the breach, but it took to its Twitter account Wednesday to tell users it was investigating the matter.

Here is the important thing to note if you are worried about your password being taken. You need to change the password not just for LinkedIn, but for any other site where you might have used the same password, or any site for which you might have given a simple password for that matter.

To read more about this story and to see a few quick tips on how to protect your data click here.

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