We’d like to call out a few key updates to these documents:
Here are a couple of key areas the updated Policy will encompass:
Among the changes to these documents are a couple that we’d like to call out here:
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.
Many of you may have heard by now that a prominent blog had its commenting system hacked into and a large number of user names and passwords were exposed.
As we closely monitored the situation, we decided it was imperative to take preemptive action to help ensure that those leaked passwords were not being used to attack any LinkedIn members.