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(BBC)   MI5 warns of spies using LinkedIn to trick staff into spilling secrets. Good job your new friend is legit   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Creepy, Information security, Surveillance, UK nationals, government departments, key industries, fake profiles, professional social network LinkedIn, figure  
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189 clicks; posted to Business » on 20 Apr 2021 at 10:37 PM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-20 10:58:50 PM  
Hello, I'd like to join your professional network, comrade.
 
2021-04-20 11:00:13 PM  
Yeah my staff spills, it's not a secret.
 
2021-04-21 8:19:35 AM  
I get asked about once every 6 months to join a linked-in symposium on some topic that apparently I know something about (Narrator: He doesn't).  Why would I share what I know for free if its how I make my living?

No, I didn't RTFA, thank you.
 
2021-04-21 10:14:51 AM  
They figure if you are still using LinkedIn you must be an easy target.
 
2021-04-21 12:01:11 PM  
I have a LinkedIn Account and I may despise it even more than Facebook. (I was briefly coerced into having a Facebook account, but I no longer have one.) What annoys the most about LinkedIn is the veneer of respectability. Every job hunting class or job hunting assistance program first asks "Do you have a LinkedIn account?" Career services of all types verify whether each person has a LinkedIn account before asking about education, training, or experience. LinkedIn is constantly phishing for more private information, like a photograph of my face, and trying to sell me something. Meanwhile, I have never met anyone, any where, who even got a lead on a job through LinkedIn. I certainly don't know anyone who was actually hired due to their LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is a complete scam, but is subject to virtually no scrutiny IRL.
 
2021-04-21 12:04:27 PM  

Atomic Jonb: I get asked about once every 6 months to join a linked-in symposium on some topic that apparently I know something about (Narrator: He doesn't).  Why would I share what I know for free if its how I make my living?

No, I didn't RTFA, thank you.


And each participant is expected to pay admission to join those LinkedIn symposiums. Yeah, that's totally not a scam worthy of door-to-door insurance salesmen.
 
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