You must know by now that 6.5 millions unsalted SHA-1 hashed passwords have been stolen from LinkedIn database, and it looks likely that the usernames were compromised too. So you already changed your password, right? If you didn’t, do it now. But even if you did change your password over the past two days, hackers […]

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Olivier Coudert on June 6th, 2012

Today 6.5 millions hashed password have been posted on a Russian hacker site. It is unclear whether the user names were compromised as well. But what was revealed is that LinkedIn keeps your password unsalted, hashed with SHA-1. Some explanations may be needed first to understand why this is relevant. Companies need to validate password. […]

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Olivier Coudert on June 5th, 2012

How cool is this year’s DAC? Well, I’ll get back to this in a later post. But this is my first DAC that gets me to see, at the same location and in the span of 3 weeks: A partial solar eclipse on May 20 –which was annular if you drove up north to Redding […]

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