Common Security Weaknesses that Hackers Target | Latest Hacking News

Common Security Weaknesses that Hackers Target | Latest Hacking News.

Information security professionals should know the common security weaknesses that hackers and malicious users first check for when hacking into computer systems. Security flaws, such as the following, should be on your checklist when you perform your security tests:
Gullible and overly trusting users
Unsecured building and computer room entrances
Discarded documents that have not been shredded and computer disks that have not been destroyed
Network perimeters with little to no firewall protection
Poor, inappropriate, or missing file and share access controls
Unpatched systems
Web applications with weak authentication mechanisms
Wireless networks running without WPA, or WPA2 enabled
Laptop computers with no drive encryption
Mobile devices with no, or easy to crack, passwords
Weak or no application, database, and operating system passwords
Firewalls, routers, and switches with default or easily guessed passwords