You may not have heard it here first, but there are plenty of people who haven’t heard yet. . . LinkedIN was hacked and they said in a blog post on Wednesday that some of the more than 6 million passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. It did not say exactly how many.
Are you at risk?. . .Yes!
What should you do?
1. Change your LinkedIn Password immediately.
2. If you’re like the rest of us, you probably get tired of managing different account passwords and log-ins, so you just simplify and use the same one. This is not a good policy, but hey, who isn’t guilty of doing it at some point or another?
The unfortunate truth is not only is your LinkeIn profile and information compromised so are any accounts that share the same login information. So, it would be a good idea to start weeding through your accounts and securing your login information with more unique passwords.