Wednesday, June 5, 2013

LinkedIn Two-Step Verification - How to enable

LinkedIn has followed close on the heels of Twitter and have released two-step verification. Adding a two-step verification system - this allows you to better protect your LinkedIn account. So in-case someone tries to hack your account or gain unlawful access, they will not be able to do so easily. There are many reasons why you might want to protect your LinkedIn account. If someone breaks into your account, there are chances that slanderous mails will be sent to your contacts. You need to protect your reputation and all the hard-work you've put into building your account. two-step verification also adds for better maintenance.

This is how two-step verification works on LinkedIn. You need to add a mobile phone number to your account. Once added a code will be sent to your phone. This code needs to be entered before you are able to log-in again. So the next time you login to your LinkedIn account - another security code will be sent to your phone. Only after entering this code will you gain access to your account. So if anyone else tries to access your account they will not be able to do so - as they don't have the code. This is definitely an added layer of security and if you feel this is needed for your account. Here is how to set it up.

LinkedIn Two-step verificationHow to setup, turn-on, enable two-step verification on LinkedIn
1. Login to LinkedIn.
2. Go to your settings page.
3. Now click on account
4. Click on manage security settings
5. Click on Turn-on
6. Add a phone number
7. Save and you're done. You will be logged off and need to login with the security code.

Every-time you try to sign-in you would need to enter the security code sent to your phone number.

Video below if you'd like the visuals

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