I want to say here that in no way, shape or form is this the fault of LinkedIn. While there is nothing that is 100% secure, LinkedIn has very good security. This is the fault of the person who voluntarily put this information out there.
His attachment was very concerning. It was such that anyone with a LinkedIn account, not just his LinkedIn connections could access this information. These things alone or with other information would be welcomed in the hands of an identity theft. A few years ago, a friend of mine before leaving for New Orleans posted that he would be in Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans that evening. I saw it and immediately suggested he remove it before leaving for the airport. It would be a dead giveaway that his home was available to be robbed. Plus they didn’t have to rush it.
I and others have noted how you need to be careful of what you put out on social media sites because a rant about your boss may be seen by him or her, you are telling people that you are not home and various other reasons. In the LinkedIn profile I mentioned, your identity may be robbed.
You probably have heard it 1000s of times and this will be just another time. Be careful of what you put out there on the internet whether it be LinkedIn, Facebook or any other site. Your security, job and identity among other things may depend on it.
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