Sleeping on the job? Security at work-applicant sites faulted

Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 9:37 AM EST

In the face of criticism that they provided fertile ground for Web predators, online job sites have responded by posting warnings about work-at-home schemes and positions forwarding money or potentially stolen goods.

But they have failed to adopt straightforward reforms that could have prevented the rampant fraud that recently swept Monster.com, security experts say. Two of the recommended safeguards: more rigorous background checks to certify that employers are legitimate and identity authentication methods that make it harder for hackers to access the database.

At the LA Times.

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