LinkedIn hit with lawsuit over massive data breach
Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:40 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:46 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:20 AM
How are they keeping track of this? Someone using the same username/password combo I had for Linkedin logged into my old AOL account and sent spam to everyone that was in the account's address book. Coincidence? Perhaps. But maybe no Linkedin member accounts have been breached because people saw the news about it and changed their password for Linkedin.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:45 PM
Really? This is a preposterous statement. How could LinkedIn actually know if someone logging into an account with a name/password combo is the legitimate owner of said account or someone who stole it looking to get information about that person? Do they have some way of knowing this? I think not. Its a name and password, basic authentication that the site uses to verify the owner, If someone steals it and uses it, the LinkedIn site will let them in all the same! Honestly,can they stop with the bald faced lies? The only way someone could know if another person got into their account is if something changed, like posted an update, and the person realizes it. Otherwise, who could possibly know??