From ArsTechnica:

A new chapter in password cracking is about to begin.Laurie Harker, Minneapolis Star Tribune / Getty Images Jeremi M Gosney (@jmgosney) is a world-renowned password cracker and security expert. He is the Founder & CEO of the password-cracking firm Sagitta HPC, and a member of the Hashcat development team. Jeremi also helps run the Security BSides Las Vegas, Hushcon, and PasswordsCon conferences.

Me: “The full dump from the 2012 LinkedIn breach just dropped, so you’re probably not going to see much of me over the next week.”

Wife: “Again?

Yes, again. If you’re just waking up from a coma you would be forgiven for thinking that it’s still 2012. But no, it’s 2016 and the LinkedIn breach is back from the dead—on its four-year anniversary, no less. If you had a LinkedIn account in 2012, there’s a 98 percent chance your password has been cracked.

Back in 2012, fellow professional password cracker d3ad0ne (who regretfully passed away in 2013) and I made short work out of the first LinkedIn password dump, cracking over 90 percent of the 6.4 million password hashes in just under one week. Following that effort, I did a short write-up ironically titled The Final Word on the LinkedIn…

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