Vulnerability Management, Email security, Malware

New security features added to LinkedIn

Extensive exploitation by threat actors for malware delivery, credential theft, and financial fraud schemes has prompted LinkedIn to unveil new security features aimed at combating phony profiles and malicious platform utilization, reports BleepingComputer. More extensive account information is now being displayed by LinkedIn in an effort to strengthen authenticity verification and fraudulent account hunting. LinkedIn has introduced the "About this profile" section detailing the time the profile was created, whether account holder had their number verified, and whether a work email was linked to their profile. Artificial intelligence has also been used by LinkedIn to capture fake accounts using AI-generated photos in their profile. "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," said LinkedIn. Moreover, warnings are also being issued by LinkedIn to chat participants proposing to take the conversation in other platforms.

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