Reports emerged last week that LinkedIn was hacked, and close to 6.5 million encrypted passwords were leaked online.
Although it’s shocking for Professionals and Businesses but the fact remains; nothing is completely secure on Internet!
What should we do now?
Precautionary measures can be taken to circumvent future security breaches.
LinkedIn has Tweeted about an on-going investigation regarding Password Breach!
LinkedIn is doing its job to provide security for its users. However, there are also actions we, as LinkedIn users can take: regularly change your password.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD:
- Passwords are changed from the SETTINGS Page. To locate this page, simply allow your mouse to hover over your name in the upper right-hand corner of the LinkedIn home page, and CLICK Settings.
- Within the settings page, click the CHANGE link and change the password.
Choose a Strong Password:
Do not choose a common password that could be easily guessed, or even found in dictionary. However, if you do use such words in passwords please make sure you are incorporating numbers, punctuation marks, and a mix of upper case and lower case letters to ensure your password is cryptic and difficult to guess. To write a Secure Password, Please Click here!
Now that you have secured your LinkedIn Account, Make a habit of changing your password on all social media networks once in a month or in couple of months.
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