Announcing New Lessons on Information Security

A couple months ago, my LinkedIn was hacked. My password was pretty short, it was one that I used for multiple accounts, and I didn’t have two-factor authentication turned on. So, someone was able to hack into my account, make their email address into my account’s primary email, and send a poorly-written message to all my professional contacts asking, “Are You Looking For a Part-Time Job?” Not only was this embarrassing for me, but some of my contacts fell for it and went various lengths down a dangerous path toward divulging their bank account information. Not good.

Though ultimately everything worked out okay in this instance, it was a personal reminder of the importance of information security. Unless you know what to look for and take the necessary precautions, your personal information could be compromised.

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