How to Change Your LinkedIn Password

Samantha Murphy

1. Find the "Settings" Tab

To access the “Settings” tab, click on your user name located at the top right-hand corner of your homepage.

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As many scramble to change their LinkedIn passwords following the news that 6.46 million of them may have been compromised in a security breach, we've noticed that it's not as easy as you'd think to update your log-in information.

A Russian hacker says he has stolen 6,458,020 encrypted passwords and posted them online (without usernames) to prove his feat. The breach comes on the heels of news that LinkedIn's iOS app potentially violates user privacy by sending detailed calendar entries to its servers.

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"While our investigation continues, we thought it would be a good idea to remind our members that one of the best ways to protect your privacy and security online is to craft a strong password, to change it frequently (at least once a quarter or every few months) and to not use the same password on multiple sites," LinkedIn wrote in a blog post on its site. "Use this as an opportunity to review all of your account settings on LinkedIn and on other sites too. Remember, no matter what website you’re on, it’s important for you to make sure that you protect your account security and privacy."

The blog post also includes best practices on how to create a strong password.

Although it's not too difficult to update your LinkedIn password on a PC, changing your LinkedIn password is more challenging via a mobile device. For a full walk through, check out the gallery above.

In the meantime, LinkedIn plans to update its users via Twitter with new information as its made available.

"The best thing to do right now (and in general) is to follow us on Twitter: @LinkedIn and @LinkedInNews," a LinkedIn spokesperson told Mashable.

This story originally published on Mashable here.