July 31, 2014 | By

New Government Advisory of PoS Malware Serves as a Security Reminder

The US government today posted an advisory regarding newly identified malware, dubbed Backoff, that has been tied to recent PoS (point-of-sale) data breach investigations.  Many of the findings and recommendations reinforce our ongoing commitment to — and stance on — security when it comes to remote access technology.  We encourage all of our PoS customers to take a look at the advisory.  And if nothing else, it should serve as another important reminder when it comes to password best practices and phishing.

As part of our ongoing commitment to customer security, we provide a wide variety of built-in features that our customers can employ to further secure their environments, and we continue to take steps to educate all of our customers on how to best protect themselves from security threats like phishing and malware.

You can learn more about the security best practices we recommend when it comes to passwords here, including how you can take advantage of our built-in security features like two-factor authentication – additional steps/details can be found on our help site, for example here and here.

We also encourage sharing our tips on how to identify and protect yourself against phishing attempts.

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