LinkedIn, the professional social media network that links business professionals with each other was recently hacked. The security breach leaked 6.46 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords. The breach exposed the vulnerability of LinkedIn’s encryption system.
LinkedIn responded to the security crisis quickly and disabled all the passwords affected by the June 6, breach. According to Mashable, the LinkedIn director, Vicente Silveira stated, “Going forward, as a precautionary measure, we are disabling the passwords of any other members that we believe could potentially be affected. Those members are also being contacted by LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords.”
Protecting your social media network accounts
Stay alert of social media news through the JASE Group blog. Change your passwords periodically and if you are not a consistent social media user make sure to periodically check your social media networks to make sure posts coming from your page are legitimate.