LinkedIn users have been given a new login method by the company to protect their passwords, which have been leaked by a hacker.
The new login system, which is being rolled out worldwide, allows users to specify their username and password when they sign up for an account.
The move follows a security breach earlier this month, which saw LinkedIn users’ accounts stolen by hackers who used the hacker’s access to login into the company’s network.
LinkedIn has since patched the vulnerability, but the breach exposed the breach’s impact.
In an update to its support app, LinkedIn said users can now choose to use the new login feature.
Users can also use the app’s settings to enable and disable the new feature.
“We’re excited to announce the new LinkedIn Login system, available worldwide today, which will help to protect users’ sensitive credentials and ensure they can easily log in to LinkedIn services from any device or platform,” LinkedIn said in a blog post.
The app will also make it easier to protect passwords by allowing users to store their passwords in the cloud and using a secure hashing algorithm to prevent anyone else from finding their passwords.
It’s not the first time LinkedIn has offered new login methods, though.
Last year, the company introduced a password reset service for employees.
The LinkedIn team said the new system was being rolled-out worldwide, with more countries expected to follow in the future.
“If you’re already using LinkedIn, you can continue to use it as normal,” the company said in its blog post, but noted that the new authentication system will be rolled out “to all employees worldwide”.
“If your company has a large number of employees, we recommend you sign up to LinkedIn’s secure login to protect your credentials,” the blog post said.