Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2012 22:30 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Bad day for LinkedIn: not only did 6 million of their passwords get stolen and published online (as SHA1 hashes, but still), their iOS and Android applications uploaded your calendars to LinkedIn (after opting in, though). The Sensationalist Headline of the Day Award goes to Ars Technica. I guess everyone's starting to feel the sting of The Verge's fully deserved success.
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Regarding password storage
by Sodki on Wed 6th Jun 2012 23:13 UTC
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Password storage in plain text is a bad idea, but that doesn't mean that storing password hashes in itself is a good idea. The hashes _must_ be salted, otherwise you can easily find out at least some of those, using rainbow tables or even less sofisticated techniques, like finding out who uses the password "password" or "123456".

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