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Can You Trust LinkedIn With Your Personal Data?

MakeUseOf: “LinkedIn is still the most trusted social platform according to the 2020 Digital Trust Report. It has consistently ranked number 1, ahead of other social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, for years. According to many consumers, the platform for the world’s business community is the one people are most confident in storing their private data securely. But how much can you really trust LinkedIn?LinkedIn isn’t immune to data leaks. In fact, a monster breach in 2012 first believed to have leaked 6.5 million account credentials, turned out to be much worse.  The initial leak that contained 6.5 million account passwords was initially posted in a Russian cybercrime forum in 2012. LinkedIn confirmed the breach and encouraged users to change their passwords. But years later, they found out that it was just the tip of the iceberg. In 2016, a hacker named “Peace” peddled the rest of the stolen LinkedIn credentials on the dark web. The hacker claimed to have had the information of 167 million LinkedIn users. It was reported that 90% of the unsalted passwords were cracked within 72 hours…”

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