November 30, 2015
After reading this, you’ll probably want to take a closer look at how you log into your computer, and what kind of technology can enable this without overly complicating the process. Its possible! Here are 3 big reasons why your online data may get compromised:
1. Someone's out to get you.
There are many people who might want to take a peek into your personal life, or gain business data via this form of corporate espionage. If these people know you well, they might be able to guess your e-mail password and use password recovery options to access your other accounts.
2. You become the victim of a brute-force attack.
Whether a hacker attempts to access a group of user accounts or just yours, brute-force attacks are the go-to strategy for cracking passwords. These attacks work by systematically checking all possible pass-phrases until the correct one is found. If the hacker already has an idea of the guidelines used to create the password, this process becomes easier to execute.
3. There's been a data breach.
Every few months it seems another huge company reports a hacking resulting in millions of people's account information being compromised. A careful analysis of a person’s information may yield password possibilities, even if the password itself is not stolen.
Ask us how we can help protect information by using Chip & PIN at the desktop.