LinkedIn’s new Security Feature Helps to Verify Identity & Detect Fake Accounts

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LinkedIn added three new security features which allow its users to spot fake profiles and malicious use of the platform, including a new method to verify identity.

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In this case, cybercriminals have to invest unrealistic amounts of time maintaining and operating a fake account that has an authentic creation date. Having no access to a corporate email from the impersonated company, it would be tough for threat actors to validate their accounts as authentic.

“Our new deep-learning-based model proactively checks profile photo uploads to determine if the image is AI-generated using cutting-edge technology designed to detect subtle image artifacts associated with the AI-based synthetic image generation process without performing facial recognition or biometric analyses.” – LinkedIn

The company’s next step is to use AI to grab accounts using AI-generated images as profile photos to give a false sense of authenticity.

In addition, LinkedIn shows warnings when a chat participant offers to take communications outside the platform.

New warning served to users

Reports say the victims are convinced to download an IM clone, which installs a modified version of a communication app along with spyware.

Thus, LinkedIn’s been working to update its security tools and this new feature could be an additional measure to help you determine who you should connect with, and who you should avoid in the app.

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