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8/23/2007
12:12 PM
Keith Ferrell
Keith Ferrell
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A Monster Of A Security Problem

Ever hire anybody via Monster.com? Ever look for a job there yourself? You may have an identity problem.

Ever hire anybody via Monster.com? Ever look for a job there yourself? You may have an identity problem.The still-developing phony Monster scam story is a good reminder that the technologies, services and companies that make it possible for small to mid-size businesses to draw upon resources such as a global labor pool can also expose your business to global risks.

No news there: the minute you boot up your computer, open your e-mail, surf the Web -- or fire up your Blackberry, switch on your phone, even settle back to cruise tunes on your iPod -- you're at risk, whatever you're doing. You can't take anything for granted.

The important reminder in the Monster story -- which may affect as many as 1.6 million Monster.com customer records -- is that you and your employees and co-workers can't take the security of well-established, well-respected bigbiz sites and services for granted either.

Kinda levels the playing field -- but not in a good way.

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