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GoToMyPc accounts hacked, users need to reset passwords

(pc- google images) It is now time to reset your passwords if you are using GoToMyPC remote desktop access service and there’s a reason for...




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It is now time to reset your passwords if you are using GoToMyPC remote desktop access service and there’s a reason for that. The GoToMYPC service has been targeted by a very sophisticated password attack and the security team has recommended resetting all customer passwords immediately.

In a statement on the GoToMyPC status page, the company says:

“Unfortunately, the GoToMYPC service has been targeted by a very sophisticated password attack. 
 To protect you, the security team recommended that we reset all customer passwords immediately.

Effective immediately, you will be required to reset your GoToMYPC password before you can login again.

To reset your password please use your regular GoToMYPC login link.

Recommendations for a strong password:
·         Don’t use a word from the dictionary
·         Select strong passwords that can't easily be guessed with 8 or more characters
·         Make it Complex – Randomly add capital letters, punctuation or symbols
·         Substitute numbers for letters that look similar (for example, substitute “0” for “o” or “3” for “E”.

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GoToMyPC is recommending customers enable two-step verification which will mean any potential hackers will need more than your password alone to access your account.

Citrix, the company behind GoToMyPC, is still investigating the hack and has posted on Twitter : “We've reached out to find out more about what has happened, and we'll update this post when we hear something.”










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