Following on from reports of compromised LinkedIn accounts, Habari Media, LinkedIn South Africa's official representative, has compiled a list of account security and privacy best practices to assist users in protecting their profiles.
"LinkedIn sincerely apologies to their users for the breach and any subsequent inconveniences bought about as a result. As a result of the incident we thought it best to remind users how to optimally ensure their information remains secure by updating their password and reviewing other security best practices," says Wayne Bischoff, Managing Director of Habari Media.
One of the best ways to protect your privacy and security online is to craft a strong password, to change it frequently (at least once every few months) and to not use the same password on multiple sites. Remember, no matter what website you're on, it's important for you to make sure that you protect your account security and privacy.
Here are some account security and privacy best practices that Habari Media recommends for LinkedIn members:
Changing Your Password:
Never change your password by following a link in an email that you did not request, since those links might be compromised and redirect you to the wrong place.
You can change your password from the LinkedIn Settings page.
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