As an online safety precaution, users of LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) and eHarmony are being strongly encouraged to change their passwords after yesterday’s data breach.
LinkedIn confirmed Wednesday that some user passwords were stolen, but the company did not mention the number of compromised accounts. At one time the number of passwords robbed was speculated to be around 6.5 million, Technolog reported.
Technolog also noted that in addition to the the compromise at the business social networking site, about 1.5 million passwords belonging to users of dating site eHarmony may have been snatched as well.
On its blog, LinkedIn encouraged its users to change passwords frequently. The company also provided a list of best practices concerning online security.
To find out if your password was stolen, enter it into the clever widget set up at LeakedIn.org.