Find the Actual Number of LinkedIn Connections

Know how the number of Linkedin connections stops at 500+ …

The real number is just 1 click.

It works regardless if your accounts are connected or not.

Triangle beside their name > hover over, menu appears >
choose View recent activity > refreshes to the below screen

Tada.

Blog tag = Linkedin

My Linkedin

 

 

Updated my LinkedIn Account Finally, Really

Took this screenshot, gave it a long, last look…

… then changed my account name and URL to my real name – .com/KeriPotipcoe

Goodbye to my non-real-name,
fully functional LinkedIn account

(huh Keri? See this post)

Been adding videos to my page, and photos like above.

The header came together well.

8 years of a game, the end.

My Facebook account will remain Keri CDN.  Ya I have one of those ha.

Connect with me Linkedin.com/KeriPotipcoe

 

View Keri Potipcoe's profile on LinkedIn

 

 

 

Fiiiiine I’ll Fix my LinkedIn Account

It amuses me so much, how terrible my account is.  This post is documenting the bad before I improve it.

Above was posted about 18 months ago.

The below photo is from 2009.  I’m like a real estate agent that way.

The red arrow is the best part, because of its rarity…

… a non-real-name, fully functional LinkedIn account.

My last name has no vowels (Keri CDN was my handle 2007-2010.)

That’s not my Twitter, closed in 2010, oh @KeriBlog

That is my physical address though, if you’d like to mail me something nice.

Why is this so funny?

Because my blog and I have been flown around North America, gained access to some amazing places, and tested $10 million+ in cars… all without a LinkedIn OR an About Page.

Come on that’s funny.

When’d you last hear that? Okay not the most popular sport * I know… but still, ehhh?!

Some automakers contributed to my nonsense, I have these from a few OEMs – it’s the document you sign when picking up a press car haha thanks guys!

I kept my last name offline for 5 years. My Google account is part of the 0.0002% range. My Facebook account isn’t a real-name either, it’s also Keri CDN.

My health card has a red stripe.

See, funny.

No mention, or link, to KeriBlog.com… anywhere.  Or 3 years being the Featured Author at the newspaper.

Last updated February 2010.

But!

I’m at that point where continued reticence will be my downfall, okay so game over, here we go.

About pages coming next.

Connect with me – Linkedin.com/KeriPotipcoe

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* Just to say it, this isn’t that weird, I’m not the only one who likes this game, and lots are better at it… I know someone who got a credit card in their handle phft.

 

 

LinkedIn Invites are Great for Spreading Malware

Fake LinkedIn invitations are one of the most effective methods of getting a human to click a malicious link.

This type of attack, a phishing attack (or a more targeted, spear phishing attack) works because who doesn’t want to increase their LinkedIn number up to that magical 500+. Plus, LinkedIn is maybe the most reputable of all the social media networks, so that reputation is exploited.

Additionally, LinkedIn is a business-oriented social media site, therefore, most use occurs on a computer attached to a corporate network.  And that’s more valuable to a thief than a lone, personal computer.

The Attack

You receive an email, “Let’s connect!”

It looks like a real, and safe, LinkedIn invitation.

Click on “View Profile” > goes to a fake site > where a virus / malware / etc is waiting >  that’s then installed onto your computer > now the attacker has a way into your machine > and potentially the corporate network it’s attached to.

The Defence

I rely on 2 things – my gut, and LinkedIn’s security (note this method is not 100% fail-safe.)

1 – hmm, I have never heard of this human, and something about the name / company makes my gut say wait….

2 – I open a new browser, go to LinkedIn > Invitations > is the same name on my list there?

If yes: click around to verify identity, check for connections in common, and lots of Googling.

If no: delete the email

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Don’t be shy to ask for more clarification, proof of identity, reply with “do I know you, and how?”

And always listen to your gut, the best defence against social engineering