There is a system simple for discover if your password both been or less purloined from servers LinkedIn : thanks to work of Chris Shiflett is possible to analyze with a click the database published on Russian forum to verify if their account can or less be at risk.
The service is called LeakedIn , with a clever play on words useful to map the versions “hash” the password to verify their presence in the database from 6.5 million units of which LinkedIn has already confirmed the goodness. By entering your password into the search form you can have a definite answer about the theft or less of your password , a message on a green background will be a reassurance, a message on a red background will change to the warning which requires specific attention.
LeakedIn warns: your password is stolen, your account is at risk (try the much deprecated password 123456)
The passwords stolen are not matched with the user name or email, which avoids potentially possible immediate risks. However, a mapping of email could allow attackers to arrive at a solution that would put in direct danger for the account. To this reason necessary to pay attention to problem with several precautions:
- check for any breach of your LinkedIn account through LeakedIn and, whatever the response, to change, however, your password for the sake and safety;
- change the password on any other site on which you were registered using the same credentials;
- avoid clicking on any link on alleged email from LinkedIn: the group is so by sending notifications to affected users, but does not include in the mail any links. The presence of a link is therefore a symptom of a phishing already reported and described.