Today PC World Magazine announced that the social network LinkedIn has suffered a major security breach revealing 6.5 Million user passwords in an online forum based in Russia.
While the file only contained passwords, which were not connected to user names or any other data, security professionals are still advising users to change their LinkedIn password immediately to be on the safe side. Ideally, you should be changing all of your account passwords every few months to ensure your privacy and security.
How to Change your LinkedIn Password:
1. Log in to your account by typing LinkedIn.com into the address bar on your web browser (think Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.). Do not enter the website through an email in case the email is fraudulent (like the two linkedin fraudulents emails I received today…).
2. If you hover the mouse over your name, you will see a menu appear where you can choose “Settings”. Click on “Settings”.
3. Under your account photo and primary email, you will see password with the word “change” next to it. Click on “Change”.
4. Follow the directions that appear: enter your old password, then your newly selected password twice as directed.
5. You are done!
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Special thanks goes to our own employee Joanna for the great tip! At Mackoul & Associates, our goal is to keep you and your family safe, whether it be from Cyber Fraud or anything else! Don’t hesitate to call us at (516) 431-9100 if you have any questions about your insurance policies.