A Russian hacker uploaded nearly 7 million LinkedIn passwords to a Russian hackers forum.
Users are urged to login and change their passwords. LinkedIn reportedly uses SHA-1 level encryption which is suppose to be secure, but obviously their site has some major security holes.
To change your LinkedIn password, log onto your account. Click on your name in the upper right corner and then click on the link for Settings. In the Settings section, click on the Change link next to Password. You’ll be prompted to to enter your old password and then create a new one