With the leak of 6.46 million hashed passwords from LinkedIn, now is a good time to take a look at your password security. The reason security experts recommend never reusing passwords is for situations like this.
If you don’t already use it, I’d highly recommend 1Password. Since 1Password generates random passwords and remembers them very securely, there is no reason to use a password more than once.
Just as with any leak, it is recommended that you change your password on LinkedIn. If you used that password anywhere else, you should change it there as well.
While I have been using 1Password for a while, some of my really old and less important accounts still share passwords. Of course, LinkedIn was one of those. Thanks to a tweet from 1Password I realized that I could just search for all my logins with my LinkedIn password, making it easy to change the password for accounts I still care about.
As annoying as that was, it was better than finding accounts I use daily compromised. I will never use a password more than once again!