LinkedIn confirmed on Wednesday, June 6, that a number of passwords in their system were compromised. If you’re like me, you probably haven’t changed your passwords to LinkedIn or other accounts recently. This serves as a reminder about why it’s a good idea to do so routinely.
If you’re terrified that you’ll forget too many passwords, there are some free random password generators and password managers available on the web, such as Clipperz. There are also a number of managers for use directly on your computer, for example the open source KeePass for PCs (I personally have used this for years without any problems) or the built-in OS X keychain for Mac users. But you don’t have to rely on my opinion alone, check your favorite PC or Mac publications for tech reviews and recommendations on password managers.
If you haven’t already, the LinkedIn team suggests that you change your current password as soon as possible.
How to Change Your LinkedIn Password
- Log in to LinkedIn
- Find your name (top right of your LinkedIn page) and select “Settings”
- Click the “change” link next to “Password” just below your profile photo
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