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SECURE REMOTE ACCESS
Insecure remote access is one of the leading causes of data breaches for businesses. Point-of-sale (POS) vendors will often support or troubleshoot merchant payment systems from their office and not from the business location. They do this using the Internet and what’s called “remote access” software products. Many of these products are always on or always available - meaning the vendor can access your systems remotely all the time. Many of these vendors use commonly-known passwords for remote access, making it all too easy for hackers to access your systems too. They scan the Internet for businesses with vulnerable remote access systems and once inside, use malware to steal valuable payment card data. DOWNLOAD