Wednesday November 30, 2011

Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords On Applications?

Thankfully my employer already knows about all the idiotic stuff I do so handing over my username / password is no big deal. big grin

You don't have to be a security expert to realize that asking for such information is out of the ordinary. Depending on how much detail and private information you choose to post on Facebook, Google+, or MySpace, relinquishing your password would allow your would-be employer to investigate every area of your life. Aside from status updates that may be secured for only friends to view, logging in to your account provides access to private messages, chat logs, and any number of other potentially damaging tidbits.