Articles by Ganesh Krishnan
Ed. note: India is one of the fastest-growing member bases in the LinkedIn network. To keep pace with our rapid growth, we’ve opened a technology center in Bangalore. Here, we hear from Ganesh Krishnan, Senior Director of Engineering at LinkedIn, who will be heading the Bangalore technology center.
LinkedIn takes member privacy and security seriously. Unfortunately, hackers are trying different means to exploit vulnerabilities on websites, like a recent report suggested was possible.
As you can imagine, we are constantly working on improving our site security measures. Among others, we currently support SSL technology (Secure Sockets Layer) for logins and other sensitive pages such as member settings. SSL ensures that the information between your computer and LinkedIn servers is encrypted so it cannot be snooped on.
In addition, we are accelerating our existing plans to extend SSL support across the entire site on an opt-in basis. We are also going to reduce the lifespan of our authentication cookies to better protect our members.