LinkedIn Working on New Security Enhancements

Following a messy week for career-networking site LinkedIn where nearly 6.5 million account passwords were stolen and published on a Russian hacker forum, the company said it will be taking new security measures to ensure member protection.

“We continue to execute on our security roadmap, and we’ll be releasing additional enhancements to better protect our members,” Vicente Silveira, a director at LinkedIn, said via a company blog post.

In fact, Silveira noted that prior to the password hacking, LinkedIn was already working on a transition from a password database system with hashed passwords — which provided one layer of encoding — to a system with both hashed and salted passw… Continue reading…

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