We get busy. Our day is full of activities, so we try to look for the fastest, easiest way to accomplish things. When installing software we tend to accept the defaults – click-click-click-done!
Here’s a good lesson on why to NOT accept the defaults when installing software, especially if that software is foundational or critical to the business.
This morning I noticed that someone has been trying to hack into my FTP server. I have an FTP server for clients to download various items, plus I have some other important data up there. Take a look at the screen-shot below and you’ll repeatedly see “password incorrect!”.
Take a closer look. What are they trying to login as? Administrator.
Administrator is often the default username for software, especially server software. If you leave the default username as Administrator then a potential hacker already knows half of the information they need to try and get in.
Change it, make it anything else but Administrator.
It could save your business!