Author Archives: Clare Fisher

Valleywag: Security hole in Twitter, others can send your direct messages

Valleywag is reporting hacks of social messaging service Twitter in which direct messages have been sent from people’s accounts without them knowing.

‘The messages trigger an SMS message and an email notification, but are not logged in either the sender or recipient’s direct message archive on,’ says the blog.

Time to clean up your online image

Reuters today reported on the growing need for candidates to not only consider polishing their CVs but also their online image before applying for a job.

With the growing popularity of social network sites – and the use of search engines like Google – employers are using online searches to see if the well-rounded image you portray on your CV is really the case.

As a result, new companies have been emerging into the market providing clean-up services for jobseekers. For a monthly fee, goes beyond search engine sites into the realms of password-protected areas to report back on your online profile.

We here at have searched online for information about candidates, with some very interesting results. However, unlike the 40 per cent of employers reported in this article, it hasn’t been the deciding factor in whether we hire someone.