I just changed my LinkedIn password. Why? Because LinkedIn got hacked. Links about it here.
It takes just a few minutes to do this:
- Login to LinkedIn,
- Mouse over your name on the top right, and click on Settings,
- In the top box you’ll see a link to CHANGE your password.
- Follow the simple steps to change your password.
Many security experts are saying something you might have not heard of:
DO NOT USE THE SAME PASSWORD ON MULTIPLE SITES.
Here’s the bad scenario: Let’s say you use this as your password online: uniquepassword. Some site got hacked (like LinkedIn), and the hackers got your password. What can they do with it? WELL, if you use it on other sites, they can login as you there.
Check out Jesse Stay’s post on this.
And then change your passwords so they are unique across various sites…. starting with your LinkedIn password.