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Screen Sharing Has Become More Common Among Remote Workers But It Might Compromise Cybersecurity

The past two years have seen some massive changes occurring with respect to the manner in which people tend to get work done on a day to day basis. One of the biggest changes that have ended up occurring in this regard has to do with remote work because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up enabling people to work from home rather than having to go to the office.

Remote work has resulted in people having to use various kinds of collaborative programs and software, with screen sharing apps being chief among them. Screen sharing is great since it can allow people to collaborate in a much easier manner, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that it can also increase the chances that someone could hack your system and it reduces cybersecurity levels pretty drastically across the board.

The primary reason for why screen sharing can do something of this sort is that it gives hackers a way to bypass multi factor authentication which has become a rather crucial aspect of keeping one’s accounts safe online. Phishing attacks have started using virtual desktop software like NoVNC which connects users to a virtual serve if they click on a link. After clicking on the link, the user would see a regular browser open up except it will be in kiosk mode and any and all information that they put into this page will get into the wrong hands.

This can enable malicious actors to get users to put in the MFA which is usually only required once. After getting the MFA put in, these bad actors can then access the account just by using the password and they can also change the password if they so desire. Luckily, the protocols for protecting yourself from these kinds of attacks are still the same. Just don’t click on any links that come from sources you are not familiar with and there would be no way for your system or accounts to get hacked.


H/T: BC.

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