Advertising for help can showcase security weaknesses

Thursday, 23 June 2005, 9:17 AM EST

Wonder how hackers know where your company's network is vulnerable? Your online job postings may be the culprit. Do they hint where you're weak in IT staffing? List specific operating systems and hardware that candidates should be familiar with? If so, you've provided enough information for the bad guys to break in.

By Anne Saita at SearchSecurity.

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