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Noticias | ¿Cuáles son las contraseñas que más se hackean en internet?

How to create a password difficult to hack?

 

Many Internet users apply these bad practices when using passwords that are easy for cybercriminals to hack, a reality that has become common these days.

Several computer security professionals are concerned about these malware that attack different devices that use the internet and that serve as a means to send and receive data, which makes your smartphone, tablet or other device prone to being hacked.

What happens if I don’t change my password?

If your debit card password is 123456, go ahead and change it inmediately.

A recent study indicates that this type of passwords is held by around 22 million people in the world, either to be used in bank accounts or for other purposes.

Always avoid using these types of passwords, as well as proper names, sports teams, superheroes, artist names.

These are the 10 most used passwords worldwide:

  • 123456123456789
  • qwerty
  • password
  • 111111
  • 12345678
  • abc123
  • 1234567
  • password1
  • 12345

How to create a password difficult to hack?

To avoid future problems with your accounts due to possible hacks, we recommend that you rather use a combination of numbers, uppercase, lowercase and special characters, in this way, your passwords will be indecipherable.

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Noticias | ¿Podemos descargar aplicaciones seguras de Google Play?

How safe is the Google Play store?

 

Google’s most important store for Android phones, Google Play, is one of the virtual stores that has the most interaction and downloads compared to other application download stores, reaching its maximum of 315 million downloads per day.

The company has always shown in recent years the figures of downloads, payment methods, and of course, improvements to the service of the Google Play store to always keep it safe, although … apparently in recent years Google Play has made an effort more in the security of your store, but … Why?

According to the latest data, users have downloaded thousands of malicious apps that have compromised their data, this includes: text messages, credentials, photos, videos, personal files and emails. An example of this problem that has Google Play developers in check was that they found the Adware “SimBad” in more than 200 applications in the store, this, combined with more than 150 million downloads that were made through of these applications.

This combination of problems brought with it malicious apps of all kinds, ranging from malware that has the ability to steal all information on the device, to malware capable of controlling the device through ads or overlapping windows as a form of phishing attack. The most worrying thing about these malware is that most completely evade antivirus detection, including code obfuscation.

What can I do if my phone gets infected with one of these malicious applications?

To address this situation, we must take preventive measures when downloading an application on our phone, such as having an antivirus system installed on our smartphone that detects these malicious malware in time.

If you do not have an antivirus to protect you and you suspect that you have this type of application on your phone, follow these steps:

  • Go to the application manager option on your phone and uninstall the application that is infected.
  • Check your credit card account movements to see if this malware used your bank details for other purposes.
  • Install an antivirus on your phone that can prevent these future infections.

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Un malware en Android perjudica el acceso de verificación de Google Authenticator

Android malware impairs Google Authenticator's verification access

Passwords and codes are being stolen by “CERBERUS” malware

A trojan virus known as “CERBERUS”, is a malware that is recently worrying Google, because it has the capability to steal generated codes in the “Google Authenticator” app, completely cancelling the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) code.

Let’s remember that Google Authenticator, it’s a system that generates temporal 2FA codes when we log in on one of our e-mail accounts. This system has the peculiarity of dificulting any unwanted login, granting the user a double verification login.

This trojan was discovered in august 2019 and it has been infecting other devices to steal these codes and gain access to user accounts.

Another peculiar fact, is that CERBERUS has the capacity to remotely access the phone when it’s already infected. The report indicates that cybercriminals can access the infected device and manipulate information that the user is handling, either passwords or any other files.

How does the trojan manage to persuade Google Authenticator?

According to the report, the malware manages to get access granted through accessibility permissions, using different tools that allows it to read the device’s screen and user apps, with the purpose of gaining access to necessary information that Google Authenticator shows.

At the moment, Google is working on a safer update that allows to counterattack.

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