When we talk about hacking device attacks and violations, one of the first things that comes to mind is passwords. Ours security They keep saying that we should not use small, easy and predictable (or even default) codes. Breaking passwords is the first thing they try hackers, when trying to access one device or system.
The security company F-Secure has a set «Honeypot» servers, deployed to countries around the world to detect cyberattacks. Researchers noticed through honeypots that one of the main activities of hackers are the Internet scans to search for vulnerable devices.
The company said that in the second half of last year, there was a significant increase in this activity.
Once a potentially vulnerable device is detected, hackers try to gain access access to her.
According to F-Secure, the first choice of hackers for passwords, it's the word "admin». This code should not be used on any device, let alone if this device is connected to the internet. Other passwords that hackers try are:12345','default','password' and 'root'. Last year, the UK's National Center for Cyber Security (NCSC) said the code "123456»Found 23 million times in violations.
The passwords that cybercriminals try and reflect the types of devices they target, F-Secure said. For example, they were found to be trying default passwords, mainly found on video recorders and routers.
Security experts point out that passwords for devices connected to the Internet must be unique and large enough. "Passwords" are more effective, according to FBI.