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Asia Ladowska

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exposed, a lot of other information was. The data for sale on the hacking forum included: • Full names • Phone numbers, email addresses, and physical addresses • Usernames and profile data • Location data • Personal and professional information • Connected social media accounts and usernames Even without login details, bad guys can still use this kind of information for all sorts of malicious purposes. So yes, this latest LinkedIn data leak is bad. But the big question is: How did it happen? No one is quite sure yet. The hackers claim that they got the data through LinkedIn’s API. LinkedIn says that this isn’t possible, at least not for some of the data that was leaked. While they’re still investigating, they believe it’s more likely that the attackers simply scraped the data from LinkedIn and a number of other websites. The folks at Restore Privacy say that in the coming weeks and months, everyone who uses LinkedIn should watch for phishing attempts, scams, and hacks. Check out these past Checklist episodes for tips on how to deal with identity theft, phishing attacks, social engineering scams, and account compromises. As for how to keep your data safe going forward, a first step would be to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you share on social platforms. Also, look into privacy-protecting tools such as: • Secure web browsers that respect your privacy and don’t sell your data for advertising purposes • Secure and private email services that don’t sell access to your inbox or scan your emails • Privacy-friendly search engines that don’t spy on your web activity or collect your data About SecureMac  Founded in 1999, SecureMac ( has been a leading contributor to Apple security since the 2005 release of the original MacScan anti-malware tool. In the years since, SecureMac has continued to play an essential role in providing macOS users with straightforward options for better security. From the development of the faster and more powerful MacScan 3 to the company’s ongoing development of online privacy tool PrivacyScan, users can easily equip themselves for protection. With the addition of The Checklist, SecureMac continues to showcase a deep commitment to accessible security and the importance of digital awareness for all Mac users. For more info visit

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