yes, Hacking is at an all time high right now, so it’s not a time to be slack on security at all…and being as Zoom is so popular right now, there are really good quality Zoom phishing attempt to get into your system and they are working.
How it works is you get a phishing email saying you ‘missed a scheduled Zoom meeting” that will contain a link that promises a video of the meeting and recording. If you click the link it will take you to a malicious website that dupes a Microsoft Login page, and if you login, guess what, they now have your Microsoft credentials which they can now use to log in to your computer. It is very effective. If you want to read more on how the attack works, read about it in more detail here: Phishing Campaign
The attack is successful because it will appear to have your legitimate information…it will have your real name in the email. These are TARGETED attacks usually for certain company employees.
Here is another article on ZOOMBOMBING which is an entirely different Zoom hack…read about that one also.
If you do get hacked, you can get a hold of us, and we can clean up your system pretty thoroughly. I’ve done 3 people in the last week, so don’t feel like you are the only one. These guys are sitting around in lockdown/quarantine with nothing better to do than improve their hacking skills, and wreak havoc. Don’t give them an open door, lock it down folks. 🙂
I just got a notice that the plugin
GDPR Cookie Consent
has a XSS vulnerability in it. Just released today:
This entry was posted in Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on February 11, 2020 by Matt Barry 0 Replies
Improper Access Controls
GDPR Cookie Consent
If you are using this plugin, you will want to upgrade to version 1.8.3 immediately. If you want the details of the vulnerability and how it works, you can read the rest of the long post here:
or search it out on the WordFence blog.
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Do you have security on your email account? How much…a good password maybe? It’s not enough. And here is why…
Your email account gives access to ANY other account you may hold. If someone can access your email account, they can ‘verify’ and get into ANY of your online accounts. Maybe you think people don’t try? Well that would be a very bad mistake. Here is my account that someone has been trying to get in to unsuccessfully for 24 hours now. It’s been unsuccessful because #1 I have 2-step verification on my microsoft account. And #2, because I have 2-step verification on, you need another ‘special’ password to set up email, because the regular password won’t work in an email setup if you have 2-step security turned on.
If you look at the image, you will see the protocol they were trying to access was/is IMAP …which is email. When the request hit my phone today, I changed the password to make it even more difficult, now they have to start over if they want to continue…but somehow they got my email password, or I would have never got a request on my phone. So that should be proof to you that passwords alone are not enough.
There are certain accounts that need to be protected harder than other accounts…these are banking, hosting, and email accounts. Don’t take chances with them. You may never need it for 5 years…but if you have it in place and use it regularly…the 1 time you do need it, it will protect you.
Call Everything I.T. if you need help with security. We can help you.