If you have a LinkedIn account, now’s a good time to change your password. Up to 6.5 million user accounts and encrypted passwords have reportedly been leaked and posted to a Russian hacker site.
LinkedIn hasn’t confirmed the passwords have been stolen, but did confirm on its Twitter account they’re looking into it. The leak comes off the news that LinkedIn’s mobile apps transmit personal data, including meeting notes and calendar info in plain text. Regardless of whether the leak is confirmed or not, it’s a good time to change your password, here’s how:
- Visit www.linkedin.com, and log-in with your details
- Once logged-in, hover over your name in the top right-hand corner of the screen, and select ‘Settings’ from the menu
- You may be asked to log-in again at this point
- On the next screen, click the ‘Account’ button which is near the bottom of the page
- Under the ‘Email & Password’ heading, you will find a link to change your password
If you use the same password on other sites, be sure to change those too.