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Secure LinkedIn Account - Web and Mobile App


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Why Configure a Secure LinkedIn Account?

Securing your LinkedIn account is imperative for maintaining professional presence, safeguarding your online reputation, and preventing unauthorized access. By implementing a few simple security measures, like optimizing privacy settings, and being vigilant against potential threats, you can effectively protect sensitive information, uphold professional privacy, and mitigate the risk of identity theft or malicious activities associated with your secure LinkedIn account.


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Key settings to adjust

  • Two Factor Authentication

  • Limiting who can view your account and send you messages

  • Turning off personalized ads

  • Turning off sharing with "Third Parties" and "Business Partners"

  • Turning off location sharing


How To Set Configuration Settings - Web Version

Login to LinkedIn and select the “Me” icon and click ""Settings & Privacy""

Once on the Settings page, navigate to the following sections:


Sign-in and Security
  • Select “Phone Numbers” to add a number for account recovery

  • Select “Devices that remember your password” and delete any old or unrecognized devices

  • Select “Two step verification,” then select “Set up”

  • Choose either “Authenticator app” or “Phone number,” then follow the steps for your choice

Visibility
  • Select “Profile viewing options,” then select “Private mode”

  • Select “Who can see or download your email address,” then select “First degree” of “Visible only to me”

  • Select “Who can see members you follow,” then select “Only visible to me”

  • Select “Profile discovery and visibility” and toggle off

  • Select “Manage active status,” then select “No one”

Data privacy
  • Select “Social, economic, and workplace research” and toggle off

Advertising data
  • Select “Profile data for personalized ads” and toggle off

  • Select “Location” and toggle off

  • Select “Third party data” and toggle all options off


How To Set Configuration Settings - Mobile Version

Open the LinkedIn App, then tap your profile picture and select ""Settings"" Once on the Settings page, navigate to the following sections:


Sign-in and Security
  • Select “Phone Numbers” to add a number for account recovery

  • Select “Devices that remember your password” and delete any old or unrecognized devices

  • Select “Two step verification,” then select “Set up”

  • Choose either “Authenticator app” or “Phone number,” then follow the steps for your choice


Visibility
  • Select “Profile viewing options,” then select “Private mode”

  • Select “Who can see or download your email address,” then select “First degree” of “Visible only to me”

  • Select “Who can see members you follow,” then select “Only visible to me”

  • Select “Profile discovery and visibility” and toggle off

  • Select “Manage active status,” then select “No one”

Data privacy
  • Select “Social, economic, and workplace research” and toggle off

Advertising data
  • Select “Profile data for personalized ads” and toggle off

  • Select “Location” and toggle off

  • Select “Third party data” and toggle all options off


See More From 360 Privacy

The security of your LinkedIn account is vital in maintaining a professional presence online. By proactively adopting simple security practices, such as optimizing privacy settings, enabling two-factor authentication, and staying informed about emerging threats, you can safeguard your professional reputation and protect confidential information. Explore additional security guides and expert advice from 360 Privacy. Take control of your online professional presence and fortify your LinkedIn account today.


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