Most social networks' users are hit by online scams almost daily - whether its the ubiquitous survey scam or the "share your cell phone number, get subscribed for a premium number service".
Facebook's regular introduction of on-by-default features often creates quite a stir when first introduced.
If the look of the message seems familiar, it is because the scammers have used the legitimate LinkedIn email template and modified it to suit their needs - i.e.
Ping Identity released Cloud Identity Connectors for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Microsoft Live, enabling the enterprise to rely on cloud service providers and social networking sites for third-party user authentication.
LinkedIn users are in danger of having their their account hijacked when accessing it over insecure Wi-Fi networks or public computers, says independent security researcher Rishi Narang, and it's all due to session and authentications cookies with an unnaturally long lifespan and LinkedIn's failure to remove them once the user logs out.
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