Security Articles

  • security

    At LinkedIn, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the security of our members’ accounts. All LinkedIn accounts are already protected by a series of automatic checks that are designed to thwart unauthorized sign-in attempts. Now, we are introducing a new optional feature that adds another layer of security to your LinkedIn sign-in: two-step verification. Most internet accounts that become compromised are illegitimately accessed from a new or unknown computer (or device)…

  • Vicente Silveira

    By now, many of you have read recent headlines reporting that 6.5 million LinkedIn hashed passwords were stolen and published on an unauthorized website. We take this criminal activity very seriously so we are working closely with the FBI as they aggressively pursue the perpetrators of this crime. As you may have heard, there have been reports of other websites that have suffered similar thefts. We want to be as transparent as possible while at the same time preserving the security of…

  • Vicente Silveira

    It is of the utmost importance to us that we keep you, our members, informed regarding the news this week that some LinkedIn member passwords were compromised. We want to reiterate that we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our members. From the moment we became aware of this issue, we have been working non-stop to investigate it. While we continue to learn more as a result of our ongoing investigation, here is what we know now: Yesterday we learned that…

  • Vicente Silveira

    We want to provide you with an update on this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised…

  • Vicente Silveira

    Our security team continues to investigate this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. At this time, we’re still unable to confirm that any security…

  • Joff Redfern

    You may have seen a few press stories highlighting concerns about how your data is used in the opt-in calendar feature of our mobile phone apps. We deeply care…