Breaches such as the 2012 Linkedin data breach are still having ripples throughout the social media world. The truth is that Linkedin had no idea how deep the breach went, and this is not unusual when it comes to hacked social media websites.

Linkedin accepted a lot of blame for that - passwords were stored in SHA1 with no salting, meaning they weren't as secure as they could have been. But we only know this from Leaked Source - how many other social media websites are lacking on the security of their users? 

It's time for users to get proactive. Change your passwords and ensure they're strong. Commonly used passwords during the Linkedin breach were '123456' and 'linkedin'. Passwords such as these are making it easy for bad guys - not only when it comes to large data leaks, but also they're also easy to brute force.

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