LinkedIn Passwords Compromised — What You Should Do NOW
In case you haven’t heard, the LinkedIn password database was compromised by Russian hackers yesterday. If your password was one of the 60% of passwords stolen, you will receive a message alerting you to change it from LinkedIn Customer Service.
Since The Spaatz Association uses LinkedIn extensively for member-to-member communication, we highly suggest you reset your LinkedIn password TODAY even if you aren’t notified by LinkedIn Customer Service.
To do this…
- Log into your LinkedIn account.
- Click the dropdown menu with your name in the upper right side of the screen.
- Pick “Settings” from the dropdown menu
- Click “Change Password”
When you change your password…
- Use a unique password that you do not use for any other sites.
- Use a complex password for all web- and social-media sites you use that includes:
- Upper- and lowercase letters;
- Numeric characters (e.g., 0 – 9);
- Special characters (e.g., !, @, #, $, %).
- Also change any passwords that are similar to your former LinkedIn password.
More information? Go here:
Thanks to Larry Trick (#452) for tipping us off to this potential problem!
Board Member and Website Program Manager
The Spaatz Association