Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Facebook fights back

I don't know how many of you saw the article earlier last week that suggested that both college recruiters and some employers were asking applicants for their Facebook passwords -- a tough spot for anyone looking for college admission or a job to be in.

Now it looks like Facebook is going to push back, from this CIO magazine article.  Until this practice of asking for the password ceases, it would probably be best for anyone who is asked for their password to simply respond by saying that, in line with security best practices, you never share any of your passwords with anyone, for any reason.  

It may be the case that higher ups are unaware that recruiters are asking for such information, so it is always worth it to send a note to any version of a "contact us" option you can find on the organization's website.

1 comment:

  1. Luckily I never have been constrained to reveal such information but the very idea that some entity will be asking that is simply absurd. Facebook should have a functionality to reveal vital information to entities upon request only just to counteract this ambiguity.