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Friday July 13, 2018

Hackers are Selling Backdoors Into PCs for Just $10

Just the other day we were talking about military documents on the dark web selling for as little as $200 and today the talk is about hackers selling backdoors into PCs for just $10 on the dark web. This latest offer was discovered when researchers at McAfee Labs looked into the sale of remote desktop protocol access on the dark web. Apparently, there are tens of thousands of compromised systems listed there and you can buy access if you want. This is a pretty serious issue because you can do just about anything you want to the machine you gain access to. Most of those systems listed are running Windows 2008/2012 Server. Tighten up your security folks!

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RDP access is a standard tool which allows one user to connect to and control another user's computer over a network. The process is often used for support and administration, but in the wrong hands, RDP can be leveraged with devastating consequences...