Unlike the majority of social media sites, LinkedIn is business oriented and focused on networking. This allows it to stand out and has contributed to its immense popularity. However, as we’ve mentioned in the past, as with any form of social media, the more popular a network is, the more likely the chance of security issues.
With the site’s focus on professionalism, it is safe to say that the risk of someone sharing embarrassing photos with too public of an audience shouldn’t be an issue. Well if you are sharing those types of photos on LinkedIn, you may want to reconsider how you are using the platform, because that is not what it is for. Much like other social sites, a user’s profile still generally contains quite a bit of information, so keeping track of your privacy settings and ensuring your account is properly secured is still extremely important.