Various media outlets are reporting that DagenisIT has discovered that nearly 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have been leaked to a Russian hacker group, and at least 300 thousand of those have been decrypted.
While the file reportedly doesn't include usernames, I think it's always safer to assume that if the bad guy has access to your password, he probably has access to your username as well.
The safest thing you can do is change your password especially if it's the same password you are using to access the email address connected to your account.
If you're looking for tips on generating a strong password, take some time to visit my 'Time to Change Your Password' post.
To change your LinkedIn password:
1. Go to the top banner, and click on the down arrow next to your name. This will bring up the 'Settings' option. You'll want to click there.
2. Once you're in the 'Settings' Page, you'll want to click on 'Change Password' as highlighted below.
3. Enter a password that's new to you, and isn't shared with the email account associated with your LinkedIn profile.
It's easy, it only takes 1 minute, and it could save you some headaches in the future!
I am an audiophile. It’s no secret that the reason our YMC music blogger Consuelo and I became friends is because of our shared passion for all things musical. If you follow Connie, myself or Kat on twitter you'll notice Mondays and Tuesdays are #musicmonday and #tunesday and we share our love of music to everyone via song sharing on that day.
I love music and everything about it. I love the stories of how bands make it or break it, I love introspective band photography, and I love concert reviews. This is why I love the latest music service by Ottawa, Ontario and London, UK based Mymusic.com (currently in beta).
Mymusic.com is like a living, breathing copy of Rolling Stone Magazine, but better.
Searching for a band brings you to their discography, links to YouTube videos and news, tour schedule and more. It’s how a band wishes they were promoted to the world.
I tested the service by searching for three Canadian bands: The Weakerthans, The Tragically Hip, and Les Trois Accords. While services such as Last FM and Grooveshark bring up a few songs to play, Mymusic.com brought up photos, Wikipedia info, event listings, lyrics, and bands that are similar, making my search an experience instead of just a listing of songs.
The site is so sleek and engaging I had a hard time picking a single screenshot to show here. What I wanted to show was how Mymusic.com brings life to an artist.
Sexy right? And this screenshot doesn't do it justice.
My only complaint about the site so far (and it really is a minor one) is that they have a points system that is similar to the way FourSquare and other social networking sites work. You get points for searching, tweeting, watching videos etc. I really wish I could turn this off because I find the pop ups when you reach an achievement really annoying.
Minor inconveniences aside, I can see myself spending a lot of time on this site, and I can’t wait to see how the content for all of these artists grows over the next few months.
If I was a band or artist, the first thing I’d be doing tomorrow morning is making sure my name appears in the search at Mymusic.com because it’s going to be big.