Hackers have found a new way to hack into your Microsoft 8 account – find out how to protect yourself!
Hackers have found a new way to hack into your Microsoft 8 account, so find out how to protect yourself! Hackers are now able to hack into your Microsoft 365 account without having to access your computer or even get physical access to it at all.
1) A malware called Esteem Audit
This malware has been fooling people by claiming that it is scanning for errors on their computers. Once the scan completes, however, users are directed to an in-browser window which prompts them for their email address and password for their Microsoft 365 account.
The site then displays a fake Microsoft 365 login page where users enter the requested information to fix their account problem. Hackers can then take control of these accounts and download any files from within them.
Make sure you know what your anti-virus software does before downloading anything from unknown sources!
2) How hackers might use Esteem Audit to hack into your MS account
The recent discovery of Esteem Audit (which has been described as the successor to Meltdown and Spectre) means that attackers now have yet another technique they can use to steal sensitive data from computers running anything from Windows XP SP3 all the way up to Windows 10. Microsoft 365 accounts are not immune, either.
A spokesperson for the company said we are aware of this issue and working on a resolution in response to an inquiry about whether or not Microsoft 365 was vulnerable. To keep hackers out of your Microsoft 365 account, follow these best practices:
Change your password often; even if you don’t think it is needed.
3) Protecting Yourself Against Malware
It’s no secret that technology is rapidly evolving and becoming more interconnected every day. In order to prevent hackers from getting access to your email or other sensitive information, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in cyber security and take extra precautions. Fortunately, with these tips it’ll be easier than ever:
1) Enable two-factor authentication on all of your accounts, including those for banks and credit cards. 2) Update your software regularly. 3) Be cautious about opening emails and clicking links sent by people you don’t know. 4) Turn off location services if you’re not using them, as they can provide hackers with valuable data.
4) What to do if you think you’ve been hacked.
If you suspect that your account has been hacked, first make sure you’ve enabled two-factor authentication (or 2FA) which adds an extra layer of security and ensures that even if someone guesses or steals your password, they won’t be able to login without the code generated on their phone.
If you are still concerned and want an added layer of protection, consider buying a password manager like Dash lane or Last Pass. They will store all your passwords in one place so you don’t need to remember them all and also generate complicated passwords for you.
You’ll just need to remember one master password in order to unlock everything else when logging in.
5) The Newest Way People are Hacking Your Account
When you register for an account on one of the many Microsoft services, you need to provide an email address and sometimes other contact information. Hackers take advantage of this by registering many accounts with the same email or contact information, thereby increasing their chances of getting a password or other sensitive data from other accounts if they are hacked.
There are two solutions to this issue: first, only use one email address and make sure it is protected with 2-step verification. Second, create different passwords for each of your Microsoft 365 accounts. The first will increase the security in all your Microsoft 365 accounts, while the second will ensure that hackers cannot access any account as long as they do not know the password.
6) Is Your Password Safe?
In order to protect ourselves from hackers, it is important that we take measures to make sure our passwords are secure. The first step in keeping your password safe is by selecting an unrecognizable one, avoiding the use of words that are common in English or other languages. Other steps include avoiding easy-to-guess ones such as 123456 or password123, and also creating passwords with length and complexity
. Make your password more complex by adding uppercase letters, numbers, symbols, and even spaces between words. These simple changes can significantly reduce the risk of being hacked into your Microsoft 365 account.
7) What makes this new hack so scary?
Recently, researchers at Duo Security found a new way for hackers to get access to Microsoft 365 accounts. Hackers trick the user by pretending to be the email recipient, asking them to click on an attachment in order to retrieve something they had sent.
Once the hacker gains access to their Microsoft 365 account, it’s game over: They can change passwords and do whatever they want with it. What makes this new hack so scary is that hackers don’t need any of your personal information to pull this off; all they need is your username, which is usually the email address you use as a login ID.
The hacker then pretends to be the person who sent you the original email and asks you to open up an attachment. If you’re not paying attention, hackers will gain access to your email account and take over.