Stories by Paul F. Roberts

Leaky web sites provide trail of clues about corporate executives

You can read about Zappos' CEO Tony Hsieh on the company's Web site-- about how he sold his first company, LinkExchange to Microsoft in 1999, at the age of 24, and joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, eventually rising to the company's top post. What you might not learn is that Tony is an exercise enthusiast who gets his gear from Nikeplus.com, watches his favorite shows on the Internet streaming site Hulu, keeps up with his friends on Facebook and checks the value of his Amazon.com stock (Amazon bought Zappos in 2009) at Marketwatch.com. That lesser known information about Hsieh -- a treasure trove for hackers -- is public, all the same: leaked from e-commerce and social networking sites linked to the CEO's @zappos.com e-mail address.

Paul F. Roberts | 29 Aug | Read more

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