LinkedIn is on a redesign rampage. It has already made over its home page, profile page and Recruiter product. Next in line: mobile. The company revamped versions of its iPhone, Android and web apps to focus heavily on content and personalization, not just landing your dream job.
In 2010, when Matthew Shoup first started at LinkedIn’s Mountain View office, he had a simple enough title: “Technical Marketer.” He had expertise in online advertising. Today, though, Shoup is known by a range of different monikers. Officially, there’s his current title, the stark and enigmatic “Hacker-in-Residence.” And then there are his nicknames: “Mr. 10X” (for the internal tools he built that have helped LinkedIn scale) and “The Swiss Army Knife” (for his general jack-of-all-tradesiness), among them.
LinkedIn spent between $500,000 and $1 million on forensic work after a large number of passwords were breached, LinkedIn CFO Steve Sordello said on the company's earnings call today.
The LinkedIn password breach in early June was one of the highest-profile password leaks of the year thus far, when a huge number of passwords were shared on a Russian hacker site. After the leak was discovered, LinkedIn reset the passwords of accounts that they believed were frozen.
LinkedIn has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled user in the wake of its recent data breach, accusing the firm of failing to keep information about its members safe.
Earlier this month it emerged that the passwords of nearly 6.5 million of the social networking site’s users were posted in a Russian web forum.
Many of the LinkedIn e-mails alerts instructing users on how to reset passwords accessed by hackers were dumped into spam boxes, according to e-mail security vendor Cloudmark.
In a blog post last week, Andrew Conway, a Cloudmark researcher, said a substantial increase in spam reports last weekend were traced to LinkedIn password reset e-mail alerts