If hackers get your LinkedIn password, they could use it to try to access your email as well.
A 2012 LinkedIn hack was much bigger than previously expected, with well over 100 million people potentially at risk, the professional networking site announced earlier this week.
If you ve been a member of the site for that long, it s possible that your personal details and password were leaked online by hackers.
While the passwords were encrypted — an additional layer of security that essentially masks the characters — hackers have cracked most of them, Motherboard s Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reported on Wednesday.
If it works, all of your messages are now exposed, potentially including banking information or allowing access to other sites.
The best practice is to use a unique password on every service — to avoid this exact situation should hacks occur.