Photograph: Robert Galbraith/ReutersA hacker claiming to have the log in details of millions of LinkedIn users is advertising the data for sale online.The extensive list of user IDs and passwords, which were allegedly sourced from a cyber attack on the networking site four years ago, is being advertised on the darknet – a sub-section of the internet not accessible through normal web browsers and often a platform for illegal activity.Around 6.5m details were posted online at that time – but LinkedIn s chief information security officer Cory Scott said he does not believe the extra data was gained as the result of a new security breach.In 2012, LinkedIn was the victim of an unauthorised access and disclosure of some members passwords.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.News of the breach is the latest in a long line of cyber-attacks on major websites and companies, with telecoms firm TalkTalk and parental forum Mumsnet among those who have been the victims of security breaches in the last year.
View photosMoreThe logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain View, California February 6, 2013.REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo Reuters - A 2012 LinkedIn data theft may have affected far more users than originally thought, the professional networking site said on Wednesday.LinkedIn said in a statement that it was working to invalidate the passwords of some 100 million accounts after it "became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released that claims to be email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft in 2012."It said it was "taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.We have no indication that this is as a result of a new security breach."More than 6 million member passwords were stolen when LinkedIn was hacked in 2012.
The company added that it will contact the affected members to reset their passwords too.According to a report on Vice s Motherboard, a hacker going by the name of Peace is attempting to sell account details, including the emails and partially hidden passwords, of 117 million LinkedIn users on the so-called Dark Web.LinkedIn is also quick to reassure its users that this isn t a fresh hack, though that will be of little comfort.Yesterday, we became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released that claims to be email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft in 2012.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.It seems no company or industry is safe from the clutches of hackers, with the likes of Home Depot, Time Warner Cable, Ashley Madison, and SendGrid all suffering in recent times.Motherboard conversed with someone at LeakedSource who claimed that they managed to crack 90 percent of the LinkedIn passwords within three days.Though LinkedIn says it has hashed and salted its stored passwords for several years now, one potential problem of old passwords emerging online is that people often use the same credentials across many services.
As you may or may not recall, given how much time has passed, hackers broke into LinkedIn s network back in 2012, stole some 6.5 million encrypted passwords, and posted them onto a Russian hacker forum.Because the passwords were stored as unsalted SHA-1 hashes, hundreds of thousands were quickly cracked.If you re not sure, a best practice would be to change it anyway, as well as on other critical sites where you may be using that same password such as your banking website, email, or Facebook, for example.LinkedIn says that it has increased its security measures in the years since the breach, by introducing stronger encryption, email challenges and two-factor authentication.They would also not necessarily protect users from hackers who had obtained email and password combinations.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.
LinkedIn Corp. is investigating whether a breach of more than 6 million users passwords in 2012 was bigger than originally thought, following a hacker s attempt to sell what is purported to be login codes for 117 million accounts.It appears that more had been taken then, and just posted now,  spokesman Hani Durzy said.We are still determining how many of these are still active and accurate, since the data would be about four years old now.At the time, LinkedIn reset the passwords of everyone it believed was part of the breach, which amounted to 6.5 million users, Durzy said.Vice Media LLC s Motherboard website earlier reported that a hacker is selling the e-mails and passwords of the affected LinkedIn users for about $2,000, and provided about 1 million sample logins for verification.The passwords are encrypted but in a format that is easily cracked.In September 2015 LinkedIn s $1.25 million settlement over the breach received final approval by a court.The latest disclosure raises questions about why LinkedIn didn t reset passwords for all of its more than 160 million users at the time, which is considered good due diligence for Internet companies that experience a major breach.
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Android is the most popular operating system in the world, installed on millions – if not billions – of devices, from smartphones and tablets to smart appliances such as TVs and fridges.First, this is an early developer preview, which means it's not intended for regular smartphone owners, but rather app developers who want to make sure their products work with Android 7.0 N. So although you can expect some of the latest features of Android 7.0 N to work, such as bundled notifications and multi-window support, you should expect some bugs and errors as well.Ensure that your device's built-in back-up feature is enabled – to do this go to Settings Backup & reset and make sure both 'Back up my data' and 'Automatic restore' are checked.Connect your Xperia Z3Next, make sure your Xperia Z3 is powered on and then plug it in to a USB port on your PC or Mac.Download and install Android 7.0 NHold down the Alt key on your keyboard and click on 'Software repair', which is displayed on the home screen of the Xperia Companion software.Once the Xperia Z3 has turned off, hold down the volume down key on the smartphone and plug it back into your computer.
A hacker claims to have captured account information of millions of LinkedIn users and is selling it online.According to MotherBoard, the data is being sold on the dark web illegal marketplace The Real Deal for 5 bitcoin, worth around $2,200, by a hacker using the name 'Peace'.The social network said that it was taking "immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted" and added that members who had been affected would be contacted and asked to reset their passwords.The main dangers of a breach like this are not so much the data stored in LinkedIn accounts, mostly generic employment information, but the associated data."The most valuable data in the LinkedIn compromise may not be the passwords at all, but the enormous registry of email addresses connected to working professionals," said Tod Beardsley, Security Research Manager at Rapid7."For several years, we have hashed and salted every password in our database, and we have offered protection tools such as email challenges and dual factor authentication," LinkedIn wrote in the post on the site.
Photo: Reuters Photographer / Reuters Networking LinkedIn forced to change passwords occurred in 2012, a data breach fingers. LinkedIn reset the huge number of users' passwords in 2012 due to a data breach occurred. Initially, the Internet was published in 6.5 million for a password, but now, LinkedIn says it learned a new leak at the same breakthrough related. Users will be contacted if necessary. In his opinion, LinkedIn also makes a mistake, when it once again fails to force all users to change their password as a precaution. The leaked passwords can poorly protected, because in 2012, LinkedIn was interested only in the so-called closer, leaving the passwords are easy to guess.
The details were apparently taken when LinkedIn was hacked four years agoA hacker claiming to have more than one hundred million LinkedIn logins is advertising them for sale online.The extensive list of user IDs and passwords were allegedly sourced from a cyber attack on the networking site four years ago.According to news site Motherboard, a hacker calling himself "Peace" has placed the alleged details of 117 million LinkedIn users on "dark web" marketplace The Real Deal for the price of 5 Bitcoin - the digital currency - worth around £1,500.In the wake of the 2012 breach, only around 6.5 million details were posted online - but LinkedIn's chief information security officer Cory Scott said he does not believe the extra data was gained as the result of a new security breach."In 2012, LinkedIn was the victim of an unauthorised access and disclosure of some members' passwords," he said."We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords," he said.
View photosMore87a0e46b604842b99365cbd693a4fcffBack in 2012, LinkedIn had a pretty major data breach in which hackers were thought to have nabbed around 6.5 million users' passwords.According to a blog post from LinkedIn, the company just learned that the data actually included more than 100 million email and password combinations.In order to protect its users, LinkedIn has sent many of those affected an email telling them that their current password had been invalidated and advising it be reset.After the data breach happened in 2012, LinkedIn reset the passwords of over 6 million users, but apparently did not suspect that emails had been stolen too.According to Motherboard, the hacker that stole the LinkedIn credentials put them up for sale on an illegal marketplace on the dark web with a price tag of 5 bitcoins, equalling about $2,200.All of the passwords were encrypted, or "hashed," but one of Motherboard's sources said they had cracked 90% of the passwords in three days.
In a statement on Wednesday, LinkedIn said it intended to apply a password reset to potentially compromised accounts, something that would partially address the problem once it is applied.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.For several years, we have hashed and salted every password in our database, and we have offered protection tools such as email challenges and dual factor authentication.Security vendors said the incident illustrates that security breaches can run deeper than they initially seem to do, as well as illustrating the value of login credentials - especially to social media sites - in the hands of hackers.Cyber criminals are entrepreneurial, well-sourced and motivated and this once again demonstrates a how capable hackers are in getting what they want.Trent Telford, chief exec at Covata, added: The fact that such a huge number of credentials have been available to hackers for so long is deeply worrying, not least because it s common knowledge that consumers tend to use similar – or indeed, the same – passwords and usernames across a number of sites.
Now s a good time to change your LinkedIn password.The details are said to have been seized in a massive breach four years ago, but security experts have confirmed that some of the logins currently up for grabs are still valid.At the time, LinkedIn said it would reset all vulnerable accounts, but it s now emerged that the company misjudged the scale of the hack."We have no indication that this is a result of a new security breach.Read More: The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2015As well as logging in as you and adding silly skills, such as breastfeeding and pubic hair maintenance, to your profile, hackers could try to break into your other accounts using the stolen info.Easy fix: change your passwords but avoid everything in the list above .
On Wednesday, LinkedIn said that a security breach resulted in over 100 million user passwords being compromised.Now the company's taking action.Anyone with a LinkedIn account who hasn't changed their password since 2012 — when the breach happened — is receiving an email asking them to change their password.Several Business Insider staffers received an email on Thursday.A LinkedIn spokesperson confirmed the emails are related to the breach and says the investigation is ongoing.So no, the password reset email you received today from LinkedIn isn't a phishing attempt by hackers.In fact, the email complies with modern security practices: instead of giving users a link to reset their passwords, instead it urges them to go to Linkedin.com and reset their passwords from there.In fact, users with older LinkedIn accounts will need to reset their password the next time they log in.Here's the email I received: NOW WATCH: A SpaceX rocket just did something not even its engineers thought was possibleLoading video...
Now s a good time to change your LinkedIn password.The details are said to have been seized in a massive breach four years ago, but security experts have confirmed that some of the logins currently up for grabs are still valid.At the time, LinkedIn said it would reset all vulnerable accounts, but it s now emerged that the company misjudged the scale of the hack."We have no indication that this is a result of a new security breach.Read More: The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2015As well as logging in as you and adding silly skills, such as breastfeeding and pubic hair maintenance, to your profile, hackers could try to break into your other accounts using the stolen info.Easy fix: change your passwords but avoid everything in the list above .
After the news that iOS 9.3.2 causes problems for users, Apple has now decided to withdraw the update for the new model of the iPad Pro. In a statement, Apple said that a new version of IOS 9.3.2 will be sent out as soon as the company has located and fixed the bug. Exactly how many users received error 56 after installing the update is unclear. Those who have been affected by the error has no choice but to wait for the new version, this time it is not possible to reset the device via iTunes. IDG News Is it time to upgrade your computer, phone or tablet? Sell ​​your gadget quickly and easily with MacWorld service.
Australia's dominant carrier, Telstra, is enduring more customer fury after extended outages stretched across its ADSL, NBN, and mobile networks.The carrier has blamed network hardware for the TITSUP Total Inability To Support Usual Performance , issuing a statement saying a Friday outage resulted from a fault with the device that manages the interaction between our network and all the different types of customer modems .Users, however, disagreed, leading the carrier to advise them to factory-reset their modems.The carrier's @Telstra Twitter stream is still flooded with customers saying they can't connect and getting the reset-your-modem message.On Sunday, it was the 4G network that was in trouble, but that was far ore intermittent and seems to be associated with maintenance that will continue until June 6.Its business-only Internet Direct service has also been experiencing outages since around 2am on Saturday, 21 May, with no resolution time offered.
Security consultant Arne Swinnen says Instagram has shuttered brute force authentication holes that allowed hijacking of some 20 million accounts.The NVISO infosec man says an absent authentication control coupled with an insecure direct object reference vulnerability meant attackers could commandeer some four percent of accounts held in a temporary lock state.Instagram owner Facebook paid Swinnen @arneswinnen $US5000 for reporting the holes, slinging a patch within 10 days of the disclosure earlier this month.Of those tested he found some 39,000 accounts could be accessed by changing the associated account phone number, a feat which also exposed a user's phone digits as it was pre-filled into the form."This case was the most troublesome, as an attacker could on one hand gather sensitive user information pre-filled phone numbers and on the other hand simply update the phone number linked to the victim Instagram account," Swinnen says.Swinnen says quick manual checks found many of those phone number -exposed Instagram accounts were "mostly human" that had been inactive for a couple of weeks with a "good amount" of followers.
In the latest wave reminders are not enough even to close the box - you must actively opt out of the upgrade, otherwise performed automatically. If you do not want Windows 10, or if you want to wait a few more weeks to upgrade, there are a few methods to get to. Never10 developed by security researcher Steve Gibson and is the most popular and easiest option. If you have already downloaded the Windows 10's installation files that take up more than 6,5GB Hard Drive offers 10 Never remove them. If you change your mind before the Microsoft offer free upgrade expires, both programs option to reset the reminders. Turn off the automatic updates Windows 10 is now used as a recommended update on Windows 7 and 8.1.
Fixing AndroidWe're now so reliant on smartphones for so much of our day-to-day lives that everything can grind to a halt when something goes wrong with them - from keeping in touch with our nearest and dearest to trying to get a payment through on a banking app.Fortunately, today's smartphones - with their limited file system access, carefully guarded app stores and touchscreen interfaces - are a lot easier to troubleshoot than laptops, car engines or cloud services, so you don't have to be a technical expert to work out a fix.In fact, Android comes with a set of troubleshooting tools that can be used to solve almost any problem: essentially, you're going to reset the app you're having trouble with, or reset the entire phone, and this fresh start should theoretically wipe your issues away.However, the same can't be said if you smash your screen or drop your non-waterproof phone in the sink - if you've got a faulty hardware problem then you're going to have to consult the experts at the local repair shop.If you lose your smartphone, or it gets stolen, then make sure you check out our guide on how to survive when your smartphone goes missing.For everything else, this guide should help.
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