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LinkedIn Investigating Reports of Stolen Passwords

Business social network LinkedIn is confirming reports that some of its users’ passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet.

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The company said in a blog post Wednesday that some of the more than six million passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. It did not say how many.

LinkedIn has a lot of information on its more than 160 million members, including potentially confidential information related to jobs being sought.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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