Don’t want to broadcast your profile update activities? Not ready to share your profile data with potential LinkedIn connections? Don’t want to share your crucial network connections with others?
LinkedIn has always taken its members safety and privacy very seriously. They have continuously delivered high quality features to its members, and in return earned their loyalty and trust. As the LinkedIn community surpassed the 277 million membership mark and the audience became more mature there was a further need for privacy and safety.
Here are few steps that will help you secure your LinkedIn account further and enable you to share information only with people you want to:
Here’s the policy in a nutshell – leverage these settings and choose what you want to share, display and receive.
ü Profile Picture – you can choose who views your LinkedIn profile picture – your first degree connections, your network or anyone who views your profile
ü Connection List – you can restrict your connection list view only to yourself and not share it with your first degree connections
ü Activity Broadcasts – uncheck this option if you don’t want to share your profile updates, new connections, companies followed, etc.
ü What People can see after you’ve viewed their Profile – when you view someone’s profile on LinkedIn, they can see your name, photo and headline. You can choose to be an anonymous LinkedIn user and enjoy a higher level of privacy.
The person will not receive any notification upon being blocked and only you will be able to unblock that person.
This Slideshare presentation will help you enable the verification process. The process will require your account password and a numeric code sent to your mobile device via SMS whenever LinkedIn doesn’t recognize your new sign in device.
Any email that prompts immediate action (open an email attachment or install a software), contains poor spelling/grammar, or asks you to take a particular step to keep your account active should raise your suspicion that it is not a legitimate communication. LinkedIn will never ask you to take any such steps. And it is most likely a fraudulent attempt. You can also check by moving your cursor over the link and see where they are directing you to. If you do not see a LinkedIn domain then it was a phishing attempt.
Securing one’s professional data is very crucial for every individual. We can minimize the risk of identity theft and information loss by following these few easy steps. Do leave your privacy and safety feedback regarding LinkedIn in the comments section below.