I had to help a client this week that had been hacked. Their email password had been compromised.

I had to help a client this week that had been hacked. Their email password had been compromised.

I then found that:

🔵 Their email password was reused on lots of other online accounts

🔵 The hacker was redirecting all incoming email to them (a common trick to then compromise further accounts)

🔵 The client was using short simple passwords that were easy to hack in a brute force attack

🔵 Most of the clients existing passwords were ones that had been already breached hundreds or thousands of times

🔵 They were letting their browser store passwords for them (browser stored passwords are dead easy to steal)

What can you do to fix all this?

Get yourself a password manager and use it.

I recommend Bitwarden Premium at $10 per year. I have no connection with Bitwarden at all, and don’t earn any money from them, it’s just a brilliant product.

Chris

#TheAntiVirusGuy