Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Job Hunting Online? Graduates and others be aware...

Now is the time for all good graphics and interactive media graduates to start hunting that elusive, and highly competed job. But while you trawl the job pages, or more likely join all the job-hunting websites you can find, take a gander at this BBC article, and note the tips for personal security.

The BBC reports that Monster.com, the US based jobs site was hacked and the personal information of over 1 million users stolen. Not much you as a user can do about that type of security breach, but you can go for damage limitation. In particular the BBC reported the following tips from computer security firm Symantec:
Symantec said users should always limit contact information posted to job websites and to use a disposable e-mail address.

"Never disclose sensitive details such as your social security number, passport or driver's license numbers, bank account information to prospective employers until you have established they are legitimate," said the firm.

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