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LinkedIn Update, Member Passwords were Hacked – How to change Password

LinkedIn have now confirmed that some of the passwords were hacked today.

Well, what they actually say is “We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts.”

  1. Members that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid.
  2. These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any links in these emails. For security reasons, you should never change your password on any website by following a link in an email.
  3. These affected members will receive a second email from our Customer Support team providing a bit more context on this situation and why they are being asked to change their passwords.

So that is a good thing to remember – never change your password from a link in an email, and don’t on this occasion.

To confirm they say if you have been compromised you won’t be able to log in and LinkedIn are going to send you details, I would assume you have to click forgot password to reset.

But if you are still nervous about it all, you can simply change your password.

How to change your Linkedin Password

First go over to where your name is and click on it …… as above – then click SETTINGS

Then click Change Password.

Finish by putting your Old Password here and then your new Password Twice.

Also remember…….. never use the same passwords for other accounts.

Hope this helps

 

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