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LinkedIn password follow-up

Since my previous post  there have been additional reports of hacking into Last.fm and also Dating website e-Harmony (a US-based relationship site) has admitted that a "small fraction" of its users' passwords have been leaked.

Whilst the majority of our readers will not be so interested in the latter, there does seem to be a current spate of web site hacks around.

LinkedIn has said on its blog that it had reset the passwords of the affected users, who would receive an email with instructions on how to set new passwords.


What to do


Security experts have advised users to change their passwords on LinkedIn even if they were changed yesterday. Here's how:

 

  1. Visit www.linkedin.com, and log-in with your details
  2. Once logged-in, hover over your name in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and select 'Settings' from the menu
  3. You may be asked to log-in again at this point
  4. On the next screen, click the 'Account' button which is near the bottom of the page
  5. Under the 'Email & Password' heading, you will find a link to change your password

If you use the same password on other sites, be sure to change those too.

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