Andy_Langton - 1:22 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
LinkedIn have confirmed the hack over here: [blog.linkedin.com...]
Frankly, they should be a bit more upfront about the fact that they were not storing passwords in a manner anywhere approaching secure enough for a site with so much personal information on it (i.e. they should be using salt).
Let's face it, the average user could not function with the amount of passwords they need if they used complex passwords and changed them for each site, so the onus is on sites like linkedin to at least take sufficient steps to protect such people - even if their password management is the individual's own responsibility.
It's no surprise that there are passwords like "linkedin" in the list ;)