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LinkedIn Introduces Two-step Verification Technology

  • Following closely on the heels of Twitter, LinkedIn introduced a two-step verification to improve the security of the professional networking site.

    The introduction is believed to be the result of a series of security attacks on its user profiles. These hacking attempts are believed to be highly sophisticated and the two-step authentication is designed to discourage such attempts.

    LinkedIn users will now be required to verify their identity by entering a numeric code received via a text message. In their official blogpost, the network said "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."

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