LinkedIn Joins Two-factor Authentication Club
LinkedIn took measures to improve security after 6.5 million of its users passwords leaked to Russian forum. On Friday, the company presented their improved user verification system which now has an additional verification code and works similarly to the one Twitter has installed earlier this year. According to a blog post made by the company’s officials the new feature will significantly increase the level of security and will prevent from unauthorized users accessing your account. After this announcement, LinkedIn became the latest website which integrated two-factor authentication to their website.
The new verification code will be sent to user’s mobile phone by request, and will be used only to log in from unrecognized devices.
Verification code can be obtained by taking few simple steps. Firstly find the avatar in upper right corner of your screen, then select “Privacy and Settings”, now click on the tab called “Account” and finally select “Manage Security Settings”.