LinkedIn had a rough week on the security front.
Hours after LinkedIn members reported that their passwords were on a list of stolen passwords, the business-networking site confirmed that some 6.5 million of its members' passwords had been stolen and uploaded to a Russian hacker server. At this point, it's not clear how many of the passwords were cracked.
The damage appears to be somewhat limited in scope of data, the post says, but it's also still unclear how many of the site's more than 160 million users may have been affected. After realizing the problem, LinkedIn disabled the passwords that it believed were "at greatest risk" and sent those users e-mails informing them to change their passwords.
iOS app collects users' calendar data and transmits it to the networking company's servers, without revealing the transmission to members, two mobile security researchers discover.
• eHarmony member passwords also compromised
• Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online
• What to do if your LinkedIn password is hacked
• LinkedIn updates apps in response to privacy concerns
Representative for United Nations agency, which has taken credit for helping to discover the Flame malware, tells CNET that world leaders gave agency the "mandate as sole facilitator" for boosting Internet security.
• Flame malware network based on shadowy domains, fake names
• Flame virus can hijack PCs by spoofing Windows Update
• Google warns Gmail users about state-sponsored email hacking
The next-generation Internet technology has been gradually arriving for years, but it takes a big step forward with the World IPv6 Launch event.
• Internet powers flip the IPv6 switch (FAQ)
• Top 5 IPv6-ready wireless routers
The social network is launching its app store with 600 apps, a key part of its nascent mobile strategy.
• Facebook App Center leaks on iPhone
Trade agency suggests limiting the use of bans to block imports based on patents that are part of industry standards.
• Microsoft-Motorola patent-infringement case to go to trial
• Apple may seek U.S. ban of Samsung Galaxy S III today
Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning unveil the Web chat service at an event in New York, but there were some hiccups.
• Airtime curtails privacy for the sake of safety
• How Airtime could end up filling Facebook's coffers
• Sean Parker's Airtime not ready for prime time
Google says its maps application for mobile can work even without an Internet connection.
• The next dimension of Google Maps and Google Earth (First Take)
• New Google Maps kicks iPhone vs Android battle up a notch
At Microsoft's annual media briefing, the audience was less than impressed by a ho-hum set of announcements. The company unveiled no new hardware, and only a few new games.
• Wii Fit U announced at Nintendo's E3 keynote
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The co-founder of the startup incubator sends an e-mail to portfolio companies warning of hard times ahead thanks to Facebook's disastrous performance.
• Nasdaq plans for $40 million payout for Facebook losses
The world's largest social network is reportedly getting ready to open its service to preteens, but parents would have ultimate control over that experience.
• Why Facebook needs kids
The organization says it received over 1,900 applications for new generic top-level domains, from big companies, startups, geographical locales, and more.
• Mmm...Donuts: Domain name company eyes a diverse Web
Also of note
• Twitter hits 400 million tweets per day, mostly mobile
• Seen that privacy chain letter on Facebook? Ignore it