Yesterday, LinkedIn verified that approximately 6.5 million users have had their passwords compromised. A Russian hacker stole and then posted the passwords online. While LinkedIn has over 160 million users you shouldn’t take a chance that your password was one of them that was stolen.
LinkedIn knows which accounts were affected. Effective immediately, if your account was compromised, you will not be able to log in. They will send you an email with instructions on how to change your password.
For the rest of you that haven’t been affected this is a good reminder that every once in awhile you should change your passwords. I suggest that you go to LinkedIn.com to reset your password now.
a. Go to LinkedIn.com
b. Go to Settings (down arrow in upper right corner near your name and the search box).
c. Select Password Change.
d. Follow the prompts in the pop-up box.
It’s that simple.