Monday, 20 November, 2017

Google Reveals Why Your Account Is Most Likely To Be Hacked

Third-party password breaches are the easiest means for hackers to break into your Gmail accounts: Google Google Reveals Why Your Account Is Most Likely To Be Hacked
Kristine Garrett | 14 November, 2017, 12:09

The Gmail provider claimed that in a time period of just 12 months, there were a 7,88,000 login credentials stolen using keyloggers (tools that record what you type in), while another 12 million were stolen using phishing techniques.

"Finally, we regularly scan activity across Google's suite of products for suspicious actions performed by hijackers and when we find any, we lock down the affected accounts to prevent any further damage as quickly as possible", the company added.

In an effort to better understand how users accounts get 'hijacked, ' Google collaborated with the University of California at Berkeley to investigate how the black markets responsible for obtaining and selling user credentials operate.

"Our findings were clear: enterprising hijackers are constantly searching for, and are able to find, billions of different platforms' usernames and passwords on black markets", said Google.

All of us are pretty aware of the common knowledge about some security threats such as third-party breaches, key logging and phishing. Of those passwords though, only seven per cent were valid due to reuse. The Tech Titan detected 788,000 stolen credentials via key loggers, while 3.3 billion were hacked by third-party breaches and 12 million were stolen through phishing attack within the year of that investigation of online black markets. The study found that 82 per cent of blackhat phishing tools and 74 per cent of keyloggers tried to record a user's IP address and location while an additional 18 per cent of tools also tried to collect users' phone numbers as well as the make and model of their device.

To stay safe online, it's recommended to turn on two-factor authentication, or in Google's case, 2-Step Verification.

More importantly, though, the main takeaway here is to never use the same password across multiple accounts. In result, the company found that phishing attack poses the most threats to the online security.

The latest study highlights how important it is to always keep your account in check and away from would-be perpetrators by taking advantage of the company's security programs. More than 15 percent of daily internet users have reported that they have faced the same problem with their email or social media account. For any further need, you can take notes.

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