LinkedIn added new security features to weed out fraud and fake profiles


LinkedIn is a professional social media platform where learnt people interact to take their businesses to next level. But there are N number of instances where the platform has/is serving as a medium for criminals to create fake profiles to lure C-level employees with malicious intentions, sell fake counterfeit products, and act as a medium to conduct monetary scams.

However, all this is going to change soon as the social networking platform has induced new security features that will help in curbing crime to a major extent.

The foremost will be the ‘ About Profile’ feature that will help users to check when a user profile was created and updated. If it was created fresh and is seen with a beautify women’s photo, you better stay out of it and never connect with them. This feature will also show whether the profile has a verified phone number and an associated email address with the account that shows its authenticity.

Second feature will be backed up with AI powered intelligence where fake accounts can be red-flagged with the help of profile photos. It is actually a developed form of LinkedIn’s 2019 automated anti-abuse defense that helps in tracking down and removing fake profiles before then start interacting with other members with malevolent intentions.

Third new security feature will be related to high-risk profiles that can put the entire platform in jeopardy. It will ban all those profiles that invite users to join on other platforms and that too without the knowledge of the sender.

NOTE- In the first week of October this year, Check Point released a report stating DHL replacing LinkedIn in the top spot as the leading brand that is being emulated in phishing attempts between July and September.


Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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