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Reddit resets passwords after LinkedIn data dump

30
May
2016
Reddit resets passwords after LinkedIn data dump

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Reddit announced it would require users to reset their passwords following the release of a dataset containing 100 million LinkedIn emails and password combinations from a 2012 breach.

While Reddit did not refer directly mention the release of LinkedIn data, founding engineer Christopher Slowe (KeyserSosa) stated that the decision was prompted by “a general uptick in account takeovers (ATOs) by malicious (or at best spammy) third parties.”

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