These are the top passwords hackers use against remote access. Time to change yours?


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Nov 10, 2017
Researchers at Rapid7 have looked at the security of admin passwords used to protect the two main protocols for remotely accessing corporate networks – and the results aren't great.

The two protocols – Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Secure Shell (SSH) – are widely used for managing virtual machines in the cloud. With the growing popularity of both cloud deployments and remote work, the researchers said it's important to know how opportunistic attackers are targeting these systems.

Rapid7 found the three most popular usernames for RDP are "administrator", "user", and "admin". RDP is a top target for ransomware attackers.

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