When the news came out this week that 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords had been hacked and put online, I did not really think about it. There are over 150 million LinkedIn accounts out there, I hardly ever use LinkedIn and I never click on spam or phishing mails (I think), so I figured there was only a small chance my account would be among the hacked ones.
Well, that was not the case it seems. You can test whether your account was compromised here, and if you get the message that I got it’s time to get a new password asap. And if you use the same passwords for other accounts, better change them there as well.
I don’t really use LinkedIn and had a password that I don’t use for other accounts, so it’s not a very big deal. But if you are hacked and used the same password for more than one account you may be in for some nasty surprises. Better be safe than sorry and change your password for all these accounts right away.