Hackers mine LinkedIn for scam-worthy info3/13/2012
LinkedIn, the networking site for people who don't play FarmVille or use their infant's face as a profile picture, can help you connect with former coworkers, potential employers and your friendly neighborhood hacker. According to CNNMoney, the employment data that comprises the bulk of a LinkedIn profile is "a gold mine for hackers," who can use the information to trick people into revealing sensitive information or into believing that an email attachment has been sent by a colleague. Rob Rachwald, an Internet security expert, says that the dangers will increase as the site continues to attract new members. "Hackers go where people go," he said. "As LinkedIn grows, they're going there."
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