With LinkedIn, a popular professional networking site with millions of users internationally, having confirmed Wednesday that they were the victim of a Russian hacker, many users are concerned that their password and privacy was amongst those breached. Thankfully, while the site itself is slowing attempting to reach out to the 6.5 million users whose information was involved, an outside password management firm known as LastPass has set up a link for users to check the status of their passwords.
While surely confidence is low when it comes to Internet security after such an incident, you can rest assured that LastPass is providing a secure tool with which to check if your password was amongst those hacked on LinkedIn. To avoid waiting for the site to contact you and be able to change your password immediately to prevent unauthorized use of your account, you can find out if you were one of the nearly 6.5 million users by clicking here.
Were you one of the accounts affected? If so, are you content to change your LinkedIn password alone, or are you considering leaving the site over the incident?