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Security, Tips and Techniques

Protect Against Mistakes

By Greg Wendt • July 31, 2014

Homeland Security issued a new report warning about hackers attacking remote access software. Checking in from home leaves entry for hackers. Victims of these attacks include Target, P. F. Chang’s, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Sally Beauty Supply, and Goodwill Industries International, the nonprofit agency that operates thrift stores around the country.

The report recommends….making two factor authentication the status quo.

Seattle University got caught with scanned images on an internal drive without permissions. Seattle University donor checks exposed. Incorrect permission settings on an internal drive made it possible for anyone with a Seattle University computer account to view the information.

Two-factor authentication invoked upon accessing the drive would have prevented unauthorized access without first passing a two-factor challenge

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