Keeps LinkedIn Hacker Free
With so many social media companies in the news lately for data breaches, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and make sure our own accounts are as secure as possible.
One way to do that is by enabling 2-step login verification for these sites.
2-step login verification links an SMS-enabled mobile phone to our account so that the phone can receive a special login pin when we need to connect from a new device, browser, or computer.
Fortunately, unlike Twitter, LinkedIn does not require the code on every single login which can get tedious and annoying,
Setting Up LinkedIn 2-Step Login
Before You Start:
Before you do anything else, bookmark this link. This will come in handy the first time you have trouble with the system and/or lock yourself out!
Setting Up Login Verification:
To Get Started:
Log into Linkedin and in the upper right corner, hover over your small profile image.
In the drop-down menu, select “Privacy & Settings”
In the lower-left section of the resulting page, click on “Account”, then just to the right of that, select “Manage Security Settings”.
In the screen that comes up, click on “Turn On” under “Two-step verification for Sign-In”. (You’ll also want to put a check in the box next to enable secure connection.)
And then add a phone number, and select “Send Code”.
This will send a verification SMS to your phone. Simple read the verification number and type it back into the last screen, and you will have successfully enabled 2-step sign-in for LinkedIn!
Be sure while you are at it that you set up Facebook 2-step login and Facebook HTTPS as well as Google 2 Step Login (which protects your Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Google+ and Gmail) and Twitter 2 Step Login.
Hope you enjoyed this security tutorial!
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~ Kim ~
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