LinkedIn’s response to password breach raises troubling questions
LinkedIn has taken to its company blog to explain what it is doing to mitigate a data breach that led to 6.46 million account passwords leaking online.
It’s believed the passwords were hashed but measures were not taken to bolster the algorithm’s security — a process known as ’salting’.
The company could have foreseen a security issue. Perhaps if LinkedIn had a chief information officer (CIO), or a chief information security officer (CISO), it may have done?
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