How to Change LinkedIn Password & Stay Safe From Recent Password Leak

Now that 6.5 million of passwords have been compromised on LinkedIn, it definitely makes sense to change your password right now. These passwords were stolen by a Russian hacker who also posted them online. This news comes as a second blow when it was revealed that company’s application for iOS copies meeting notes and calendar memos and then sends them in plain text back to the company. To stay safe from such password leak threat, its a good idea to change your password and not take any further chances. Let’s learn how to change LinkedIn password.

Step 1:
Login to LinkedIn. Hover over your name from the top-right corner of the page and then click on Settings.

How to Change LinkedIn Password & Stay Safe From Recent Password Leak

Step 2:
Locate and click on the “Account” tab to open options related to your account. Click on Change Password.

Step 3:
Now you’ll be presented with a pop-up on the screen. Type your old password and then the new password. Make sure that the new password is at least 6 characters and contains a mix of capital and lower case letters, numbers and symbols (special characters).

It doesn’t matter if you are a casual user of LinkedIn or regular user, but to stay safe from this recent password leak, follow the above method and change your password right now. Its better to stay safe and alert then to compromise the account.