Security researcher Andris Atteka discovered a way to see LinkedIn users that came to his blog page, and get their profile information as long as they were logged in when they did it. It serves as a good reminder: log out of social networks when you’re finished.
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We’ve explained how businesses track you around the web and how to defend yourself against them. Atteka’s method shows us that users can do something similar to other users. When someone visited his blog, they loaded an image from his LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn lets users see who viewed their profiles, and if you’re logged in when you visit his blog, Atteka can see not only that you visited, but who you are, provided your LinkedIn privacy settings allow it.
Atteka says defending yourself against this trick is simple: log out of your account when you’re done using it. If you want to do more, you can use privacy-protecting add-ons, and tweak your security settings to make sure your social media profiles are set to private. We’ve shared this tip before, but this shows just how easy it is for anyone lift information about you on the web, without you knowing it. Hit the link to read more.
Creepy visitor tracking using LinkedIn [Andris Atteka’s Blog]