LinkedIn's Intro tool for iPhones could be a juicy target for attackers

The new plug-in for the iPhone's email client raises security concerns, some experts say

By , IDG News Service |  Internet

In a statement, a LinkedIn spokeswoman said the company takes the privacy and security of its members' data seriously, and that it has "taken a thoughtful approach to ensure we've put the right security precautions in place for the LinkedIn Intro product."

If the security risks are real, is the service that Intro provides worth it? That comes down to being a personal choice, Bishop Fox's Livitt said, but for him the answer is "no."

"I would not recommend Intro to any of my clients," he said.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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