We all know we should be taking Security and Privacy seriously, but it’s just one more thing to do. We thought we would lay out some best practices for LinkedIn.
We have personally gone to the Verification Code, which yes is a hassle, but if your password was compromised you will be able to know.
Account Security and Privacy – Best Practices:
- Change your password every few months.
- Don’t use the same password on all the sites you visit.
- Don’t use a word from the dictionary.
- Select strong passwords that can’t easily be guessed with 10 or more characters.
- Think of a meaningful phrase, song or quote and turn it into a complex password using the first letter of each word.
- Randomly add capital letters, punctuation or symbols.
- Substitute numbers for letters that look similar (for example, substitute “0” for “o” or “3” for “E”.
- Never give your password to others or write it down.
- Sign out of your account after you use a publicly shared computer.
- Manage your account information and privacy settings from the Profile and Account sections of your Settings page.
- Keep your antivirus software up to date.
- Don’t put your email address, address or phone number in your profile’s Summary.
- Only connect to people you know and trust.
- Consider turning two-step verification on for your account.
- Report any privacy issues to Customer Service.