Cyber Attacks Take Another Nasty, but Preventable, Turn
Recently there have been several high profile attacks against weak passwords and remote access utilities.
Like lions picking off the weakest gazelles in a herd, hackers are compromising weak systems in order to obtain passwords and then using those passwords in an attempt to access more secure systems.
People using TeamViewer, GoToMyPC and other remote access tools have been reporting unknown users taking over their systems.
All investigations have pointed to these victims using the same weak password on multiple systems and not enabling 2-factor authentication where it is available. See Two Factor Hack – Why Your Clients Might Not Be As Safe As You Think They Are!
People using good password policies and extra security where they can have been spared this nightmare.
I was even notified from a couple of hobby-related sites I belong to that the administrators of those sites are forcing password changes due to this issue. See ‘Short Passwords Lead to Millions of Compromised Accounts’ in the UNAPEN May 2016 Newsletter.
So How Can You Protect Yourself?
Top 3 ways to reduce Hacker Threat:
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