Brandon, MB, 16th Jan 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, Even if the majority of a company’s employees took password care seriously, certain infiltration strategies like password spraying would still put a company at risk.
Password spraying attack is a mechanism used to identify single weak link within an organization, which could then be exploited to gain access to the entire network or pieces of sensitive information that could lead to a serious breach. QuickBooks requires a password for each data file, and in the case of multiple company files, each file would require its own password. These passwords must contain a combination of least seven characters, including one uppercase letter and a number.
A more complex password is required for files containing sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers and employers’ identification numbers, and only the administrator is authorized to change the password.
New research has shown a significant increase in QuickBooks file data theft using social engineering tricks to deliver malware and exploit the accounting software. The spear-phishing attacks act in form of a PowerShell command that runs inside of the email, the researchers said, adding, a second attack vector involves decoy documents sent via email messages that, when opened, runs a macro to download malicious code which uploads QuickBooks files to an attacker-controlled server.
Employee passwords are the first line of defense in securing the organization from inappropriate or malicious access to data and services. In many cases, compromised user accounts have been turned into stepping stones for administrator-level penetration by unauthorized individuals, resulting in catastrophic, well-publicized data breaches.
For a password change or reset, as an admin who knows the password, the password simply needs to be provided. The username is not required. Alternatively, the username needs to be entered and the software picks up on the password. The password then can be changed. If the password is unknown, a few pieces of information would need to be provided in order for the identity to be verified. These included the License Number for the QuickBooks Desktop version.
The email address associated with the app, ZIP code, name, and phone number would also need to be provided.
E-Tech also recommends using the QuickBooks Password reset tool when a password is lost, forgotten, or when the administrator password is unknown.
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E-Tech’s password recovery service will recover or reset your password from all versions of QuickBooks Data files. In case of a forgotten Administrator password, the service can recover or reset the password from the data file so the file can be accessed as the Administrator. This service works with all versions of QuickBooks including QuickBooks for Mac, QuickBooks Enterprise, Pro, and Premier.
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E-Tech is the leading service provider of QuickBooks File Repair, Data Recovery, QuickBooks Conversion and QuickBooks SDK programming in the UK and Ireland. In our 20 years plus of experience with Intuit QuickBooks, we have assisted over a 1000 satisfied customers with their requirements.
We offer a range of services for existing QuickBooks users and provide comprehensive solutions for small businesses. Additionally, our expertise covers the US, UK, Canadian, Australian (Reckon Accounts), and New Zealand versions of QuickBooks (PC and Mac platforms).
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