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Careers: Loose talk puts security at risk

THOUSANDS of employees could be jeopardising corporate security by divulging computer passwords to external sources.

Studies by UK security group Infosecurity Europe have shown 64% of employees were prepared to give their passwords to someone else and 67% believed that someone else in their organisation knew the CEO’s password.

When asked about other confidential issues, two-thirds (66%) said they would look at a file containing everyone’s salary details if they were sent it by mistake, while 20% said they would pass the information on to colleagues.

Sam Jeffers, event manager, Infosecurity Europe 2007, said: ‘It just goes to show that we still have a long way to go in educating people about security policies and procedures.

‘The person trying to steal data from a company is just as likely to be an attractive young woman acting as a honey trap as a hacker using technology to find a way into a corporate network.’

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