In a major security breach hackers have stolen 6.5 million hashed passwords of LinkedIn Accounts and were posted in a Russian forum. Already in these lot of passwords have been cracked. Though only SHA-1 hashed passwords have been hacked, security experts recommending affected users to change their passwords. Meanwhile LinkedIn confirmed this and started sending emails to compromised accounts with instructions on how to reset their passwords, after that with user’s request they’ll receive an email with password reset link. Its obvious that compromised password is not valid or not allowed to sign into LinkedIn again.
LastPass offers LinkedIn Password check
If you’re curious or worried that your LinkedIn Password is in the list of leaked passwords, don’t worry!- LastPass is here to help you. All you need to do is visit this page of them and enter your LinkedIn account password, here LastPass computes SHA-1 hash for your password and sends this to its servers to verify with those of 6.5 million password hashes. After that tells whether your password is safe to use or compromised and LastPass here also shows the SHA-1 hash of your password.
LastPass here doesn’t store your actual password, only hash of your password will be sent to their servers and it will also be not saved in their servers. If you’re also using same LinkedIn Password for other accounts and websites irrespective of whether compromised or not you’re advised to change them.