POS Hackers Caught Scanning for Simple Passwords

The latest results provide an interesting snapshot into exactly what hackers are scanning for.

Phil Muncaster

Researchers have unveiled even more evidence suggesting retail IT security admins would do well to choose strong passwords and usernames for point of sale (POS) systems, after it was revealed that opportunistic hackers scan the web for weak credentials.
Rapid7’s Project Heisenberg sees the firm collating data from a public-facing network of low-interaction honeypots to ascertain what hackers are trying to examine or exploit.
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