Don't Get Punked!

Beauty businesses too must safeguard their computers from the hacker underground.

Beauty retailers that are uneasy about the increasing frequency of unsolved hacker cases can take heart: With a bit of planning, it is possible to significantly reduce vulnerability to a computer break-in via the Internet.

So far, it’s been computer breaches at giant corporations, such as VISA, MasterCard and PayPal—perpetrated by a shadowy group of hackers known as “Anonymous”—that have grabbed most of the headlines.