Friday, June 28, 2013

Why LinkedIn is a security risk

LinkedIn has a serious security flaw in that you can see who a LinkedIn member has viewed a profile of someone that they are interested in.

The consequence of this is that you can draw conclusions and formulate your own connections between members without using the LinkedIn network. Whereas LinkedIn try an maintain a level of security by getting you to sign-in and to upgrade your account (the later is more a revenue generating activity that attempts to get you to upgrade so that you can communicate with other members), it is still possible to see who someone you are interested in has looked at other members profiles.

You don't have to upgrade your account to see this information.

What this means if someone claims that they do not know a particular person and then they look-up their profile, it is obvious that they did know that person.

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