QuickBooks and its laborious password policies
Brandon,MB, Canada, 17th Oct 2022, King NewsWire, Forty two percent of businesses surveyed in the US revealed that they’ve experienced a cybersecurity breach. Malware was cited by 18% as the most common type of security threat, followed by phishing among 17% and data breaches among 16%. Website hacking was mentioned by 15%, DDoS attacks by 12% and ransomware by 10%.
Intuit has warned its QuickBooks customers of phishing scams that can collect personal data. These fraudulent emails tell customers that there are issues with their accounts, asking them to follow a link. Intuit said that it “will never send an email with a supposed ‘software update’ or ‘software download’ attachment, nor will it send an email asking the recipient to send sign-in or password details, ask for bank or credit card details or ask business users for confidential information about employees in an email.”
Intuit stated on its website that while scams can seem pretty convincing. The company recommended customers consider a few things if they’re not sure an email came from Intuit, such as it will never ask for personal information in an email, and the emails always come from addresses ending with @intuit.com and @e.intuit.com.
The company also said in a security notice on its website that it has recently received reports from customers who’ve received emails regarding their accounts being put on hold. It then asks them to complete a “verification form.”
Due to the increasing number of cybersecurity threats, QuickBooks takes vigorous measures to protect user’s data. Intuit requires an online password, even to log into the desktop version of QuickBooks, its accounting and bookkeeping software.
Those with a QuickBooks file that includes sensitive information such as payroll or credit cards must also sign in with an online account first. For years desktop users have only needed a username. Even so, many users felt the change seemed heavy-handed, especially when combined with a requirement to change passwords every 90 days.
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