Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 06/08/2012

  • Update: LinkedIn Confirms Account Passwords Hacked | PCWorld

    If you're on Linkedin, a serious security breach has those who know recommend that you change your passwords immediately.

    I knew something was up when my Dad had 2 invitations from dead people to network with them on Linked in yesterday. He said, “I'm not connecting to ___, I don't really want to connect with him now that he's dead.”

    Of bigger consequence, many people now use the letters in a website as part of their password, if this is the case for you and your password is exposed, then you may need to change your password everywhere else as a hacker can see your combination. 

    This brings us back to simplified methods of saving passwords and saving them so we can remember and use them but we can protect ourselves.

    Meanwhile, I recommend everyone on Linked in, log in and change their password. It just makes sense.

    Also, be wary of invitations from others. This means that you'll likely be getting viruses or click requests from those whose accounts are compromised. (“I've found this awful picture of you uploaded here” phishing attacks. I call them paranoia viruses because they play on the natural human self-centered tendency to think everyone is talking bad about you.)

    tags: news security linkedin

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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