Please tell me if this sounds right. Hackers have your password (and probably your username). They can get into this site and any others on which you use the same password and (even similar) username. They have all your Linked-in info, therefore finding your FB username, for example, is probably pretty easy.
So, you can:
1) Change your Linked-in password. The security hole may not be fixed yet so you may just be handing them your newer password. Do it anyway with a throwaway password you use just for Linked-in.
2) Change your password on every other site on which you used the same password as you did on Linked-in (but don't change your password on Linked-in to the same thing for reasons above).
Yes, I know, ideally we have a different password for every single site ... it's just not practical. I personally have three distinct passwords I use:
simple: for sites I really don't care about
medium: for sites like Linked-in where it would be bothersome if it were breached but there is no credit card info etc.
strong: for sites like banking, ebay, amazon, etc. where access can cost me money.
Any other thoughts as to the current best course of action for those of us with Linked-in accounts?