Links in email?
I received a very phishy email this morning from LinkedIn Admin - apparently. It's well written but contains a number of shortlinks. Text of the email is below (I've subtly altered the links from the originals in case anybody feels like being suicidal and clicking them "just to see what happens"...')
You’ve probably read by now that yesterday was not a good day for LinkedIn or millions of its users: the company has confirmed that hackers stole and released more than 6 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords in a massive security breach of the business social networking site.
What do you need to do right away? If you have not already changed your LinkedIn password, then do it quickly - here’s how: http://read.bi/MeTrsv
If your LinkedIn account WAS compromised, you will see at your next log-in that it has been disabled. Take these steps next, as recommended by LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/NitaTg
Unfortunately, this week’s large-scale password theft is unlikely to be the last of its kind: cyber attacks lurk in places you'd least expect. But practicing good, preventive cyber hygiene can keep you safer. How can you be smarter and more secure while still being social?
Other Account Security Best Practices, from LinkedIn Director Vicente Silveira: http://bit.ly/LarO9f
Facepalm because if you get a mail like this and click on shortlinks, you really do need a smack in the face.