LinkedIn passwords in circulation

H-Online: Internet forums are currently circulating a list containing over six million password hashes which allegedly originate from LinkedIn. The passwords are being cracked collaboratively with about 300,000 passwords already published as plaintext. The list contains pure SHA1 hashes with no name or email addresses. If decrypted, the passwords will not easily give access to an appropriate account. However, it is probable that the person who captured the hashes also has the corresponding email addresses....

June 6, 2012 · 2 min · 303 words · Omid Farhang

LinkedIn Hits 150 Million Members

Mashable: LinkedIn on Thursday announced it has 150 million members in its network, a 20 million increase over November. The figure was disclosed in a press release the company issued Thursday announcing its fourth quarter and full-year 2011 results. The company posted revenues of $167.7 million, beating the analysts’ consensus of $160 million for Q4. Adjusted profit was $0.12 cents per share, which beat analysts’ projections of 7 cents a share....

February 10, 2012 · 1 min · 203 words · Omid Farhang

Facebook is fastest social network; Twitter, MySpace slowest

On average, response times and availability of five major social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and MySpace) has improved this past quarter, according to Web analytics company AlertSite. This is great news given that all of them (save for possibly MySpace) have a quickly growing number of users. Despite a few outages, however, Facebook is still the fastest social network in terms of average response time. In the most recent third quarter (July 1 to September 30), Facebook shaved 0....

November 3, 2010 · 1 min · 178 words · Omid Farhang

Ninjas Taking Over LinkedIn

Apparently, Facebook isn’t the only online sphere where ninjas are becoming a problem — The LinkedIn Blog reports that the job title “Ninja” has become more and more popular since 2002. According to LinkedIn, those who deem themselves “ninjas” tend to work with computers, social media, design, customer service, advertising and finance, and — as you can see from the chart below — their ranks have been steadily growing since the dawn of the century....

April 9, 2010 · 1 min · 142 words · Omid Farhang