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Hackers exploit lax home worker security

350,000 remote workers’ PCs are back doors into corporate networks, claims survey. Hackers are gaining access to corporate networks by exploiting lax security on over 350,000 home workers’ PCs connected to their work IT systems, a recent survey has claimed. According to the study from assurance company NCC Group, one in six PCs tested at testmysecurity.com were completely without protection. With over two million UK employees using their home PC to access work networks, it is possible that 350,000 employee PCs are acting as back doors for hackers to attack business networks. “This figure is alarming and one which businesses need to tackle as soon as possible,” said Paul Vlissidis, head of risk at NCC Group. “It doesn’t matter how much money businesses invest in securing their corporate network if employees are accessing the network from home with insecure systems. Full Story

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