Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Simple Yet Important Tip

Most everyone has read in the news about Monster.com and USAJobs.gov (both career job seeking and posting sites) being illegally accessed and account data being taken.

Most of you are probably wondering, what’s the big deal?  So what, someone has taken usernames, passwords and email addresses to a career site. Just change the password, as instructed, and you will be fine. Wrong!

Please click this link to continue, whether or not you have ever used these two sites. Why the security breach at Monster.com and USAJobs.gov is a BIG deal…

And, yes, please– watch the short video.

January 30, 2009 - Posted by | advice, Internet, passwords, security

2 Comments »

  1. TechPaul,

    Thanks for the linkback on this important article… Together, the 3 Amigos, can make a difference in alerting a large number of users to the threats that we all are exposed to on the Internet.

    Again, thank you…

    Rick

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    Comment by whatsonmypc | January 30, 2009 | Reply

    • It is infuriating to me that these sites that collect and store people’s information aren’t locked down tighter than Fort Knox. It is often a question of priorities, and sadly, security is only now just beginning to be acknowledged as a concern (when it should be considered THE concern).
      These gov’t databases.. sheeze. (One of) my banks is all Win2000 (just ignore XP and then ignore Vista, and then…)

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      Comment by techpaul | January 30, 2009 | Reply


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