The popular career-networking site eyes setting up new protection measures to safeguard user’s data over the web
July30, 2012: Following the unfortunate hacking episode that saw the theft of 6.5 million account passwords from its site that were later on posted on a Russia based hacking in June, LinkedIn has decided to come down heavily over the incidents of intrusion.
Describing about his plans regarding security measures in his official blog post, the Linked In Director, Vicente Silveira said, “We continue to execute on our security roadmap, and we’ll be releasing additional enhancements to better protect our members,”.
He noted that prior to hacking incident, the company was already finding ways to develop a system comprising of hashed and salted password to replace the existing password database system that consists of only the hashed passwords and provides single layer of encoding.
The newly introduced mechanism would infuse an additional security layer to protect the user’s data on LinkedIn, which is already a widely used system by thick and thin of the internet industry in the contemporary times.
Notably, the security breach was indeed a major setback for LinkedIn and its members that involved the theft of 6,458,020 encrypted passwords by a Russian hacker. He later made them online without mentioning the username through a Russian hacker forum to indicate the threat he could pose to the online companies.
The security lapse occurred in the wake of the news that the iOS app of LinkedIn intrudes user privacy by providing its servers, detailed calendar entries.
Silveira however maintained that the passwords were not accompanied by their email logins on the Russian forum. He said, “Thus far, we have no reports of member accounts being breached as a result of the stolen passwords,”.
He further iterated, “Based on our investigation, all member passwords that we believe to be at risk have been disabled.” Right after the career networking website came to know about the breach news, it immediately launched an investigation campaign to track the possibility of any of the member passwords being .
Following the investigation, member accounts whose passwords were compromised had been disabled to avoid further intrusion.
The users under consideration also received emails from the customer service team of LinkedIn where they mentioned details on password updation. Aside working on developing a sophisticated system to dominate over the hackers, LinkedIn is also assisting the FBI to tighten its grip over the ant-social elements.
In its blog post, the Linked In Director, said, “As you may have heard, there have been reports of other websites that have suffered similar thefts. We want to be as transparent as possible while at the same time preserving the security of our members without jeopardizing the ongoing investigation.”
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