LinkedIn Intro called ‘a dream for attackers’ by security researchers

LinkedIn’s Intro, an ambitious service that inserts LinkedIn profile information into your iOS emails, has been slammed by security researchers. As the New York Times reports, several researchers have spoken out against Intro, likening it to a “man-in-the-middle attack.” The concerns arise from how LinkedIn adds profile information to your email. Essentially, when signing up for the service you authorize LinkedIn to scan your emails. When its server detects a person with a LinkedIn profile, it adds in data to your email and sends it onto you. It’s a neat trick, but it also means that a third party is scanning all your emails.

In a lengthy blog post, security firm Bishop Fox describes Intro as “a dream for attackers,” a viewpoint agreed…

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