After Dropbox, recently Twitter has offered two-step authentication for their users, LinkedIn now offering optional Two-step verification security feature for their users. Vincente Silveria says in Linkedin blog ”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.”
As usual, Two -step verification method adds an extra step to login to your account-where you need to enter special code send by Linkedin to your mobile device via SMS. By enabling Two-step verification for your LinkedIn account, you’re making it hard for bad guys to access your account as they not only need to know your account password, but they need to have access to your mobile phone as well to enter the special code.
Enabling Two-Step verification for LinkedIn account
1. From Account & Settings> select Privacy & Settings
2. Click on Account tab>Manage security settings
2. On Security Settings page, under Two-step verification for sign-in click on “Turn On”
3. Next, you need to enter your phone number as your Country already chosen and displayed on screen, click “send code” button once you’ve entered phone number.
Note: Your mobile phone number will not publicly visible on your LinkedIn profile.
4. Type code received on your mobile to turn on two-step verification.
You can always turn off LinkedIn’s Two-step verification by visiting security settings page and clicking on “ Turn Off” button.
I recommend you to enable “Secure Connection” option on Security Settings page as well, if you’ve not enabled it till now.