Protect yourself online
Why does this matter?
Protecting your business online is about more than avoiding financial losses, it’s about ensuring your information and valuable candidate data is protected against cyber-criminal activity such as hacking, phishing and other online scams.
As phishing and password hacking activity is on the rise, we want to make sure our customers are protected against these more sophisticated attempts.
Noticed something suspicious?
Have you seen suspicious activity on your account, or accidentally performed any of the following:
Received and/or replied to a suspicious email
Clicked on a suspicious link
Received and opened an attachment that you weren’t expecting
Visited a suspicious website
Received an email to verify your account, but haven’t tried to sign in.
If the answer is ‘Yes’, then here are some steps you can take to help protect yourself:
Run a virus scan on your computer
Change the password of your Jobsdb account
If you’ve used this password on another website, please change this password too, (don’t reuse the same password when doing so)
Change the password for the email address you use to sign in to your Jobsdb account.
As an additional precaution, we recommend changing the password for every account where you have used the same email address that you use to sign in to your Jobsdb account.
Please contact Customer Service on +66 2 670 0700 if you believe your account has been compromised, so we can investigate further.
Keep your passwords secure
Strong passwords are imperative to protecting your account. Your password is the key to your online identity, which is why creating a strong, unique password is so important. Here are some best practice tips to help you create a secure password.
Avoid using the same password for each online account. Using different passwords means that if one of your accounts is breached, cyber criminals won’t have access to other accounts that use the same password.
Use a strong password and store it securely. There are programs that provide ‘password safes’ that will store your passwords in a secure vault. Do some research online for the best programs to use.
Never share your Jobsdb account password with anyone. If you want other staff to have access to your account, add them as individual users, so they can create their own passwords to access the account. Please contact our Customer Service team if you need support to add users to your account.
Do not allow web browsers to store your Jobsdb password, especially on shared or public computers or devices.
Add additional users
If you have additional staff accessing your JobsDB account, to help manage applications or create ads, make sure you add them as individual users. Also, ask them to create their own strong password for your JobsDB account.
You can create additional users as a standard user, or as an administrator, which gives them greater access to functions such as the ability to manage user permissions. You can also create a user and assign them to a specific task so that they can only view and access information for that task.
It’s important to keep your account up to date. If someone leaves your organisation, ensure that you remove them as a user, so they no longer have access to your account.
What to look out for
If you notice a user on your account that should not be there, please contact Jobsdb immediately on +66 2 670 0700.
If you notice a job ad on your account that was not placed by your business, please expire the job ad immediately. Next, notify Jobsdb by calling us on +66 2 670 0700 so we can secure your account and advise affected candidates.
Cyber criminals often infect computers or devices by exploiting vulnerabilities in your software. The more current your software is, the fewer vulnerabilities your systems will have and the harder it will be for cyber criminals to infect them.
Make sure your operating systems, applications, browser and browser plugins and devices are always updated and current. The easiest way to ensure this is to turn on automatic updates whenever possible and to install anti-virus software.
Install and update your anti-virus software
It’s important to have anti-virus software installed on your devices to help protect against malicious programs.
Update your anti-virus software regularly. Turn on automatic updates to simplify the process. Also make sure you update your phone, laptop and software on other devices when prompted.
Providers release updates to fix bugs and vulnerabilities in their systems. It’s recommended to update your software as a top priority – this includes software updates for your devices, anti-virus software, internet browsers and plugins.
Be cautious with your email
Cyber criminals will send you legitimate looking emails to gain access to your account – this is known as phishing. Cyber criminals can easily make emails look official by using the same logo and design from a legitimate company.
Jobsdb will never send you an email requesting your credentials, such as usernames, passwords or other personal information. If you ever receive an email from Jobsdb or any other business requesting your username and password, bank or billing details, DO NOT click any link in the email or provide any information requested. If you receive an email like this, you should always be cautious.
Jobsdb may send you an email with a Two Factor Authentication request if your Jobsdb employer account sign in displays unusual activity. You can read more about this in the Use Two Factor Authentication section below.
Common signs of a phishing email include:
Asking for sensitive information or requesting you to confirm the security of your account
Not addressing you by your name
Using poor spelling, grammar and punctuation, and inconsistent graphics/images
Creating a sense of urgency - scammers may try to test you by stating that something needs your immediate attention
Using a sender address that may look unfamiliar or peculiar
Having unfamiliar or unexpected attachments - don’t open them as they may contain malicious software
Including instructions to click on a link to sign into Jobsdb or open an attachment
Do NOT respond to the email or click on any links
Enter the web address into your browser from an independent search, don’t use the contact details provided in the message sent to you
Call the company from the number listed on their website to confirm the details of the email
Use Two Factor Authentication
Two Factor Authentication generally requires an account holder to use more than one form of verification to access their account. Two-step verification is a very important tool in reducing malicious access to secure accounts.
When signing in to a Jobsdb employer account, customers may be prompted by Jobsdb with a request for an authentication code to be entered. The email account or mobile phone number paired with the Jobsdb employer account will be sent instructions on how to complete the authentication. Once that authentication code has been provided, customers will be granted access to their Jobsdb employer account.