Odds are, we'll all get hacked at least once in our online lives -- and you might not feel that worried about the security of your LinkedIn account. But if you're like most Internet users, there's an important reason you should be.
Reports surfaced Wednesday that 6.5 million passwords of users on LinkedIn, the leading corporate social networking website, had been compromised. The company is taking swift action, but its even swifter earnings growth could be at risk.
If your idea of a smart password is your first car followed by your mother's name, get with the program. Hackers have recently stung Fox News, Apple, the IMF, Lockheed Martin and Gmail: How can you expect to protect yourself with lazy wordplay? DailyFinance offers this guide.