Linkedin has decided to join the bandwagon of the likes to Google, FB, Dropbox, Twitter(recently) and many other top sites in the two step verification protocol. Though its implementation is in its simpler format like twitter, it would be best for a site with a growing global demand to advance its security . None the less, bravo to Linkedin on its security promotion. The following was released via LinkedIn.com
“At LinkedIn, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the security of our members’ accounts. All LinkedIn accounts are already protected by a series of automatic checks that are designed to thwart unauthorized sign-in attempts. Now, we are introducing a new optional feature that adds another layer of security to your LinkedIn sign-in: two-step verification.
Most internet accounts that become compromised are illegitimately accessed from a new or unknown computer (or device). Two-step verification helps address this problem by requiring you to type a numeric code when logging in from an unrecognized device for the first time. This code will be sent to your phone via SMS. When enabled, two-step verification makes it more difficult for unauthorized users to access your account, requiring them to have both your password and access to your mobile phone.”
Turn on Two-step verification for your account now by going to Settings, selecting the Account tab and clicking Manage security settings option. Step-by-step instructions below: