Two-step verification adds a second authentication layer to accounts. It is currently one of the most popular options to improve account security on the Internet. Many Internet companies such as Google, PayPal, Steam or Twitter have implemented the feature already for their services while many more have announced that they will introduce it in the future.
As usual, the feature is not enabled by default and needs to be enabled by users before it protects the LinkedIn account from attacks.
Let me walk you through the steps to enable the new verification option for your LinkedIn account:
LinkedIn just like Twitter is only offering SMS-based verifications and not verifications via mobile apps. It is more or less the same implementation that Twitter made a couple of days ago.
Still, if you value your LinkedIn account I suggest you head over right away and enable the new sign-in protection feature on the site.
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