#Security #LinkedIn turn on #2FA its really straight forward and I would suggest it’s a “must” to protect yourself/ LinkedIn account. Rather than recreate the wheel, I found this useful link where someone had done the hard work of explaining the how to enable 2FA. The setup / enable process should take less than 1-2minutes to complete. https://www.howtogeek.com/448273/how-to-turn-on-two-factor-authentication-for-linkedin/amp/
Example shown below where the options are set:
- Two-Step verification option to enable
If your concerned about loosing your phone, enable additional security for the FaceID when opening the LinkedIn app. If FaceID is already setup on the phone, just enable it in settings.
- App Lock using FaceID option to enable
Fantastic news! Today I received confirmation I have been given the VMware vExpert Award for the 5th year in a row. Its great to be part of the vExpert awards and vCommunity.
Looking forward to an exciting year ahead.
Be careful, if an email account has been compromised, you might receive a genuine looking email which will pass through your spam filter. As an example, I have just received an email from “FirstName.LastName@”Domain Name Remove”.co.uk”. This was confirmed with a quick phone call to the company where I was informed the account had been hacked and I should delete the spam email. This post is just to raise awareness. The companies name is covered intentionally, as is their website.
Some basic warning signs were there:
- No branding
- No reference or invoice number
- Somewhere to click.
Some more interesting features are:
The link – Simply hover over the PDF link to reveal that well known domain “1drv.ms”. A OneDrive shared link, in theory a trusted source, but why not just attach a PDF if the mail is genuine?
The email domain was linked to a genuine company @”Domain Name Removed”.co.uk – this genuine victim being used as a cover.
The target was obviously selected based on a hot topic in the media they deal with.
And the different firstname.lastname@example.org domain you can purchase was a nice discovery.
Some legacy applications don’t support MFA. This is a solution to enable the apps to continue to function when MFA is enabled for a user in Office365.
How to create a “Additional Security Verification App Passwords”
Browse to https://portal.office.com/account/
Click “Security & Privacy” then click “Manage Security and Privacy”
Expand / Click on “Additional Security Verification”
Click “Create and manage app passwords”
Enter a Name , example “Diary Sync” and click “Next”
Click “copy password to clipboard” (YOU NEED THIS PASSWORD)
(password above example only)
Some might get this error. Copy the password. (short cut to copy > Ctrl +A, then Ctrl + C)
(password above example only)
You now have an application password which you can use with your legacy application without MFA causing any integration problems
Some note of social media tactics
- When writing blogs or posts on social media always include Keywords – Make sure you post has keywords on the topic
- Do social media posts have a value? Yes
- Do you make email lists? Have you tried use email marketing? Have a look at https://mailchimp.com/
- Know your audience