As Tax Season Draws Near, So Do Cyber Threats – Protecting Quickbooks Data

Brandon, MB, 19th Dec 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, With tax season rolling in, Cybercriminals are ready with new malware designed to trump QuickBooks users out of their secure data with email that is usually used to deliver the malware.

According to ThreatLocker’s CEO Danny Jenkins, hackers send a PowerShell command to extract the data; and the second is to use a Word document to deliver a link or macro to retrieve a file. “Once the executable or PowerShell command is running, it retrieves your most recently saved Quickbooks’ file location, points to your file share or local file, and proceeds to upload your file to the internet,” the report said.

To protect tax data, ThreatLocker recommended making sure the “everyone” group is not selected for QuickBooks permissions, it is highly recommended that access be limited to a single user. In QuickBooks, the administrator has the authority to create new users, assign permissions and passwords, and set company preferences in the program.

In addition, a strong password is crucial, needless to say, as it protects sensitive business data from unauthorized access. With QuickBooks’ stringent security measures, the password needs to be entered every time a company file is opened, and must be changed every ninety days. QuickBooks also requires a password for each data file, meaning a password would have to be set for each of the various company files the software hosts. These passwords must contain a combination of least seven characters, including one uppercase letter and a number.

A more complex password is required for files containing sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers and employers’ identification numbers, and only the administrator is authorized to change the password.

In the event of a lost or forgotten password, E-Tech recommends using the QuickBooks Password reset tool. Resetting the password requires users to confirm the latest version of a QuickBooks software version on the operating system and are then directed to fill out an online form, while Mac users are sent directly to technical support for assistance.

If the password reset does not work, the information entered would need to be verified, as well if the information entered matches with that in CAMPS.

If the issue persists, E-Tech’s password recovery service will recover or reset your password from all versions of QuickBooks Data files. In case of a forgotten Administrator password, the service can recover or reset the password from the data file so you can open the file as the Administrator. This service works with all versions of QuickBooks including QuickBooks for Mac, QuickBooks Enterprise, Pro, and Premier.

For more information, visit: https://e-tech.ca/Quickbooks-Password-Recovery.aspx

About E-Tech

Founded in 2001, E-Tech is a leading file repair, data recovery, and data conversion services provider in the United States and Canada. The company works to stay up to date on the latest technology news, reviews, and more for their customers.

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