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How to know if your LinkedIn is being monitored

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can know if your LinkedIn is monitored by checking the active sessions in the Sign-in & security section and ending sessions on unrecognized devices.
» Just look into your search history for any unfamiliar searches, as this could indicate that your account is under surveillance.
» If you discover unsolicited messages in your message section, it suggests your account is being monitored; take immediate action to secure your account and contact LinkedIn support if needed.

How to know if your LinkedIn is being monitored:

You can look at the following things to know if your LinkedIn is being monitored:

1. Find Active Sessions

When you want to know whether your LinkedIn account is monitored or not, you need to use some tricks and techniques to find that.

When your account is being used by someone else, you’ll be able to find it by checking the login session list. From the login session list, if you see that your account is logged in from another unrecognized device, you will be able to understand if it has been monitored. You need to end the session of the unrecognized device to protect your account.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the LinkedIn app.

Step 2: Next, you need to log in to your account.

Step 3: Then you need to click on the profile icon from the top left corner.

 click on the profile icon

Step 4: Click on the Settings option.

Click on the Settings

Step 5: You need to click on the Sign in & security option.

click on the Sign in & security option

Step 6: You’ll find some options on the next page from which you need to click on Where you’re signed in.

Where you're signed in

Step 7: Check the devices on which you’re active. See if there are any unrecognized devices or not.

Step 8: Click on End next to the unrecognized device.

Click on End next

Step 9: Enter the password to end the session.

Enter the password

2. Check the Search History

When someone is monitoring your account, it means that your account is being used by someone else. In that case, you need to check the search history of the account to see if you find anything that has not been searched by you. It’s possible that when the hacker was using your account he searched for something and left it without deleting it from the search history. In that case, you’ll be able to find the searches of the hacker under the Search History seeing which you’ll be able to understand whether your account is monitored or not.

🔴 Steps to find search history:

Step 1: Open the LinkedIn app.

Step 2: Enter login credentials to log into your account.

Step 3: Then you need to click on the profile picture icon from the left top corner.

click on the profile picture icon

Step 4: Click on Settings.

Click-on-the-Settings

Step 5: Then click on Data privacy.

 click on Data privacy

Step 6: On the next page, you need to click on the Search history.

 click on the Search history

Step 7: See if in the list you find anything that has not been searched by you.

If you find it, then your account is being monitored.

3. Check Messaging Sections for Sent Messages

Even from the message section of your LinkedIn account, you’ll be able to know whether someone is monitoring your LinkedIn account or not. When your account is compromised, the hacker gets to check your message as well as send and reply to your message pretending to be you. Therefore, you need to check the chats in the message section and see if any messages have been sent to your account pretending to be you.

Check Messaging Sections

If you find any such message, it means that your account is being monitored. Usually, these kinds of messages involve tricking others into sending money to the scammer as the scammer sends messages from your account pretending to be you.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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