Linkedln password is leaked, its hashed SHA-1 without any salt.
The point of hashing a password is so it won’t be decryptable… the problem now as the algorithm leaked people can make a hash from dictionary to guess user’s password.
ok, so what about social engineering?
and I believe Ed Boot from zdnet https://twitter.com/#!/edbott
suggesting your password to be checked on Leakedln or LastPass
Dear STUPID JOURNALIST, You are fall to social engineering of hacker
The first question which come to mind is WHO IS Leakedln or LastPass?
Now you all VOLUNTARY giving your PLAIN PASSWORD TO HACKER
Is changing your password from “stupid” to “fool” make your account more safe?
So people, no need to check if your password is leaked to unknown sites
It is not necessary to change your password too actually
if you want your account really secure, YOU WILL CHANGE IT PERIODICALLY
For some reason @edbott take it to personal level
he block me, i simply block him back, fair enough?
ok maybe its a mistake calling someone in internet stupid, I’m sorry for the hard word
Read CaptainJack comment for better nice explanation
Keep the basic security rule, never give your password to anyone else