The past year has seen significant increases in website security issues. As we’ve discussed previously about the proliferation of website hacking, the problem is not alway immediately known. This isn’t just a problem for small business websites. Security breaches and website hacks affect may of the largest names online. Here is just one story to roll across the headlines today about the severity of a security hack that hit LinkedIn.
 
We recommend sticking to a schedule fo changing your passwords no less than quarterly. Yes, it can be a real pain, but security measures must be viewed as a common maintenance activity. You only need to be hacked once to realize you never want this to happen to you.
 

Hackers selling 117 million LinkedIn passwords

 

LinkedIn was hacked four years ago, and what initially seemed to be a theft of 6.5 million passwords has actually turned out to be a breach of 117 million passwords.

On Wednesday, the professional social network company acknowledged that a massive batch of login credentials is being sold on the black market by hackers.

The worst part about it is that, because people tend to reuse their passwords, hackers are more likely to gain access to 117 million people’s email and bank accounts.

The advice for everyone who uses LinkedIn (LNKD, Tech30) at this point is: Change your password and add something called two-factor authentication, which requires a text message every time you sign in from a new computer.

Original Article: http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/19/technology/linkedin-hack/

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