You too may of received an email suggesting you to change your password. LinkedIn sent out an explanation in their Official Blog on May 18th , 2016. Here it is if you want to read it. Basically the issue goes back to a security breach of LinkedIn in 2012. Wow!
When changing your password, don't forget to check the box to sign out of all sessions. You will have to sign in on all of your devices, but that is a good thing, by automatically being signing you out of devices you use daily, you will also be sign out of devices that you may have forgotten about.
Like all online systems they are not 100% secure – though we do hope or trust that they are, and if you are like me at all we assume the “big” ones will be. Reality Check!
I believe this is a great wake up call and thought I’d share it with you too. It’s a warning to perhaps take things into our own hands and limit the risk of getting hacked on any of our online systems by changing our passwords on a regular basis.
It’s useful to know that a good password usually consists of:
- 8 to 10 characters or more
- a mix of capital letters & lower case letters
- at least one number and special character
There are many password apps and programs available but I keep mine in my phone address book and I keep a handwritten list tucked in a desk drawer.
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