Passwords from a LinkedIn database stolen in 2012 were recently made public. Whilst unrelated, we’re advising LinkedIn users to immediately update their DomainsFoundry passwords.

What’s happened?

Hackers released usernames and passwords of more than 160 million LinkedIn users.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is an affected user and his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked because they used the same password as his LinkedIn account.

How am I at risk?

If you use the same password for all your logins then your DomainsFoundry accounts will be at risk because these passwords are now publicly available. We recommend you change your passwords immediately.

If you have changed your LinkedIn password since 2012, we still recommend you check if your DomainsFoundry services are using a weak password such as 123456, password or * 123456789* as these are easy to guess and hack.

What should I do?

  1. Reset your passwords. Here’s our guide to changing your passwords for your DomainsFoundry services.
  2. Change weak passwords like 123456 immediately to a stronger password.
  3. Check SpamAssassin is enabled on your DomainsFoundry email.

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