There are reports that hackers have obtained 6.5 million encrypted passwords from social networking CV site LinkedIn. The reports have not been confirmed but are likely to be true. At present the risk is low as they may only have passwords without user names - however this may change over time.
Our advice for now is that LinkedIn users should change their passwords. However, it's worth reinforcing that you must never use your University password to log into external sites, specifically to avoid situation like this. If you do use your University password to access LinkedIn or any other web based services you must change it to something different.
Information on managing multiple passwords can be found on our security web pages, see:
Managing Multiple Passwords