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From an intranet perspective you may have thought that Web 2.0 was a fad, or at worst, a distraction. However, today’s Financial Times reports that staff who enter their personal or corporate details on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are providing opportunities for fraud. Individual and department names or phone numbers can be used in phishing or identity theft while the name of a pet, favourite colour or daughter’s birth date might prove useful in hacking passwords.
This raises the need not only for a policy on whether these sites should be available through corporate networks – if you are trying to locate just the right ex-colleague for a job or project then Facebook could provide just the answer – but also guidelines on what information staff should enter into the public domain outside of the office.
What the article does not delve into, though, is why Web 2.0 is any different to the myriad job sites containing corporate details embedded in CV’s. It could be just another case of specialists jumping on the bandwagon that appears to be attracting the most attention. But to err on the side of caution, consider what a hacker armed with personal details might be able to achieve within your organisation.