A Hint to Job Seekers:

You might not have much luck in the job market if you contact companies using their simple inquiry contact forms on their websites with notes such as this one:

“Hi, i relly like yor company and was wundering if you have any opening. My number is ———- if you’re intersted in a relly motivated person I type really fast and have good customir service! Please let me no if you woudl like me to send you a resume if you have a poition open:”

Yes. This is for real and it is one of many like it that we see every day come in from our clients’ contact forms.

Not a quick way to put your best foot forward.

Target: 40M card accounts may be breached

Thanks to our friend, owner of Denver Lifestyle Realty, Rick Janson, for posting this critical update about a recent discovery that Target was hit by a hacker who got their hands on millions of credit card account numbers. Here is the headline followed by a direct link to WTOP/103.5 FM for the Full Article by ANNE D’INNOCENZIO. TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT WTOP’s website CLICK ON THIS SENTENCE.

FILE – In this Jan. 18, 2008 file photo, a customer signs his credit card receipt at a Target store in Tallahassee, Fla. Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts customers may have been affected by a data breach that occurred at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27, 2013, and Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)

Brian Krebs, computer security expert and Krebs on Security blog writer

Target has good security measures, but it was still susceptible to a breach. Download

ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
AP Business Writers
Thursday – 12/19/2013, 2:14pm  ET

Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT WTOP’s website CLICK ON THIS SENTENCE.