LinkedIn is without doubt the key social network for business professionals. A few months back 6.5 million members had their passwords compromised and LinkedIn was quick to take action.
By now, most the WWW is abuzz with the security compromise at Linkedin. It is good to note that the team at Linkedin have been quick to respond and have blocked all the compromised accounts requiring you to reset your Linkedin password. Affected users have also been informed by email.
The Twitter Blog reported last week that people are receiving emails which contain links to a phishing site asking you to enter your login details. I decided to check it out today and was surpised to see that the entire twitter interface has been converted to that of Facebook, which means that they are now getting ready for a Facebook phishing scam! Good news is that Internet Explorer (with Website Checking Enabled), Firefox 3 (Firefox 2 did not block the site) and Google Chrome all display big warnings.
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