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How to tell if your LinkedIn password was hacked

When you heard about some 6.5-million of LinkedIn’s password’s being leaked, you may have felt a twinge of panic (even if you hadn’t been on there in months).

Some opportunistic developers have built a tool called LeakedIn, which allows you to to check if your password was one of the ones compromised.

All you do is feed in your password, which the tool hashes with JavaScript. It looks legit enough but, as always, you use it at your own risk.

Whether you password comes out clean (like mine) or compromised, it’s still probably a good idea to go and change it as soon as possible.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart is the editor-in-chief of Engage Me Online. After pursuing an MA in South African literature, he spent five years reporting on the global technology scene. Intrigued by the intersection of technology and work, he joined Engage Me as the editor-in-chief. He is a passionate runner, and recently ran... More

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