Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using two-factor authentication, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn.
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- Nowadays you can never be too careful with your online data, and so it's very important for you to put up as many safeguards as you can to protect yourself online. On LinkedIn, there's actually a very good feature that I highly recommend that everybody turns on, called two factor or two-step verification. In this movie, I'll show you how to enable that on your account. First off, go to the top right up here, go down to Privacy & Settings and click on that. LinkedIn may ask you to sign in again. If it does, go ahead and do so. If not, that's okay. Just scroll down and go to Account and then choose Manage security settings.
Then in Manage security settings, you have two options here. You can request a Secure connection. That means that you will have a secure connection when browsing LinkedIn. If you wanna know more information about that and why it might be more secure, click the Learn More link. You can also turn on something called Two-step verification. It tells you here that, "Turning on this feature will sign you out anywhere you're currently signed in." It "will then require you to enter a verification code the first time you sign in with a new device or LinkedIn mobile application." So in order to turn this on, I go here. This is going to then ask me to enter in my Phone Number.
Why is it asking for a phone number? It's asking me for a phone number because it's going to send me a code to my phone in order for me to enter in to this system. So what I'm going to do here is type out my phone number and hit Send Code. That should then send a code to my phone, and once I have that code on my phone, which I just received. You can't see it on your screen, but I did just receive it in my hand, I'll type out the code and then I'll hit Verify. What that is gonna do now is enable two-step verification, and any time I need to verify my sign in, it will automatically be sent to the number that I entered in onto my account.
That makes it easy for LinkedIn to verify that I'm the one trying to sign in, and no one else. Once you're signed in to LinkedIn, you can always come back in here and turn this off. You can also change the phone number at any time. I recommend making sure that this is a personal phone number, not a work-related cell phone number or a work-related telephone number. Make sure that you have access to this device or this number at all times so that when you get this verification message when you're trying to sign in, or if someone else tries to sign in, you get a verification message, you're well aware of what's going on with your account.
In today's day and age, that's the only true way to keep your data safe.
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