Earlier this week my colleague Pablo Teijeira, who is based in our Madrid office, unintentionally shared the email addresses of some of his associates in the computer security field.
We all know how easy it can be to accidentally cc: a whole bunch of people rather than bcc: them, but in this case LinkedIn was at least partly to blame.
No great harm was done on this occasion, but Pablo was still upset that the incident had occurred.
So, why did it happen?
It turns out it’s because of a setting that LinkedIn uses when you share information with others on the business network, that you have to consciously opt-out from.
See there at the bottom?
(X) Allow recipients to see each other’s names and email addresses
It’s easy to overlook, as Pablo did, and when he tried to do a colleague a favour by…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.