LinkedIn Confirms Security Breach

Some user passwords were compromised, company says.

LinkedIn Corp., owner of the world’s biggest professional-networking website, confirmed reports that some user passwords were compromised in a security breach.

The Mountain View, California-based company apologized to customers in a blog post and said that members will know if their accounts were affected because their passwords will no longer be valid.

Password Tips

LinkedIn advised users never to change passwords by following an e-mail link, as “those links might be compromised and redirect you to the wrong place.” The company’s website has a “Settings” page where changes can be made.

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