LinkedIn suggests changing your password

Just after 6.5 million LinkedIn Passwords were posted on a hacker site, now they are urging to change the password. Vicente Silveira, Director of LinkedIn posted articles for the users which details about the update on LinkedIn Member passwords steal. Investigation by the security persons of LinkedIn is in progress and here is what they want from the LinkedIn compromised accounts:

  • LinkedIn users whose accounts are compromised will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid and an email with instructions on how to reset their passwords is already sent to them.
  • Email will not contain any link for reset of password rather you’ve to request for password assistance and then an email with a password reset link will be sent.
  • As soon as such affected member performs this step a second email consisting of information more on this situation and why they are being asked to change their passwords will be sent from Customer Support team.

More security efforts are being taken by LinkedIn security team which includes hashing and salting of current password databases. Even if your account is not compromised, you can follow some simple steps to keep your account protected:

  • Update your LinkedIn Password now and keep on changing it at least once every few months.
  • To change your LinkedIn password click here.
  • Avoid using same password for multiple sites or accounts.
  • Always use different password for each and every sites or accounts.

Follow these simple measures and stay safe online.