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#233738 30-Apr-2018 17:47
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So, I've been on LinkedIn for a long time now, added most of my friends and workmates (past and present) on there, and never had any issues with spam etc. 

 

Until recently.

 

Someone asked to be linked to me. Not unusual, so I look at the mutual contacts, and see a number of Geekzoners are linked to them as well, so figure, hey, why not. So I approve the link.

 

Within 30mins I had a private message from them, advertising their services etc.

 

Delete.

 

So I now wonder, have those Geekzoners just not bothered reading anything the guy has sent, or hes changed tactics since adding them ?

 

Im off to have dinner now....  





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  #2005367 30-Apr-2018 17:57
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If I get a private message from someone who clearly took the time to check if it is something I can help with or be interested, sure I will read and reply.

 

But a couple of times in the last six months I got emails sent via Mailchimp which was obviously a dump of someone's LinkedIn Connections, offering some service or another. They both started with "Since we're both connected on LinkedIn" or similar. No, being connected on LinkedIn is not opt-in to receive mass mailing. I hit the Unsubscribe link (Mailchimp is good for this) and the "I did not subscribe to this list". The sender will at some point have his Mailchimp account disabled if many people do this.

 

Obviously I also disconnected from these people on LinkedIn.





 

 

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  #2005560 30-Apr-2018 23:26
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People still use LinkedIn? I thought them not salting their SHA-1 protected database of millions of passwords was enough to demonstrate they don't care about your privacy in the slightest.


 
 
 
 


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  #2005562 30-Apr-2018 23:50
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UHD:

 

People still use LinkedIn? I thought them not salting their SHA-1 protected database of millions of passwords was enough to demonstrate they don't care about your privacy in the slightest.

 

 

Given how often any service have weak security around passwords and loose their database, you should never reuse passwords.

 

Use a password manager and unique passwords, and there won't be as much of a problem when hackers get access to one of your passwords.


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  #2005609 1-May-2018 08:22
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jarledb:

 

UHD:

 

People still use LinkedIn? I thought them not salting their SHA-1 protected database of millions of passwords was enough to demonstrate they don't care about your privacy in the slightest.

 

 

Given how often any service have weak security around passwords and loose their database, you should never reuse passwords.

 

Use a password manager and unique passwords, and there won't be as much of a problem when hackers get access to one of your passwords.

 

 

I don't. What makes you think I do? I prefer not to use companies who treat data security and customer privacy with so little regard that they thought using an insecure hashing algorithm from 1995 was adequate in 2012.


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  #2006290 1-May-2018 21:38
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jarledb:

 

UHD:

 

People still use LinkedIn? I thought them not salting their SHA-1 protected database of millions of passwords was enough to demonstrate they don't care about your privacy in the slightest.

 

 

Given how often any service have weak security around passwords and loose their database, you should never reuse passwords.

 

Use a password manager and unique passwords, and there won't be as much of a problem when hackers get access to one of your passwords.

 

 

Until your password manager gets compromised!

 

 

 

It was only time for people to start doing this on LinkedIn - it's been happening on Facebook for years!


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