LinkedIn Corp., owner of the world's biggestprofessional-networking website, confirmed reports that some userpasswords were compromised in a security breach.

The Mountain View, California-based company apologized tocustomers in a blog post and said that members will know if theiraccounts were affected because their passwords will no longer bevalid.

“We take the security of our members very seriously,” thecompany said. The service has more than 160 million users.

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