A lot in the news these days. Several companies affected by a ransomware attack. Malicious persons gain access to the IT systems of companies and only by paying a ransom can the systems be released again. A drama for the affected companies with an enormous impact on both financial and personal level.
How well is Qbil-Trade protected against such an attack?
Unfortunately, there is no panacea for these types of attacks. Naturally, we protect our servers and software with a solid defense system against both ransomware and malware. The security of the data within Qbil-Trade® is a continuous point of attention. From design and development to implementation of new parts. Operating system and application updates are implemented immediately. New developments, insights and technological progress force us to constantly adapt our settings.
A document has been prepared for our customers who want more information about our security measures. This document is only provided on request to authorized persons (management). Please contact Mark Ellis: email@example.com
Two factor authentication (2FA) is an authentication method where you have to successfully complete two steps to log in somewhere. From now on it is possible to use 2FA to log in to Qbil-Trade.
By using two-factor authentication, a malicious person who holds your password cannot access Qbil-Trade. This is because in addition to your username and password, your smartphone is also required to log in.
On the user page we added a button to activate 2FA.
- First of all, download the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone
- Go to Qbil-Trade. Via the menu at the top right click on “account” and go to your user page.
- Click on the button “activate Two Factor Authentication”
- You will be asked if you are sure you want to activate it.
- Clicking OK will display the QR code you need to scan with your phone in the Google authenticator app.
- Scan the QR code in Google authenticator.
- Now that the 2FA has been successfully turned on, a green check mark will appear on the user account screen.
- Once 2FA is enabled and the user logs back in with username and password, the user is asked for the code in the Google Authenticator app.
- If the user wants to deactivate 2fa, go to the user account page and click the button “deactivation two factor authentication”
- Click OK and the 2fa is deactivated
The 2FA function is available to everyone and is free of charge. We advise to make company policy that everyone uses 2FA. If someone leaves the company, the account can still be deactivated by the administrator, as is the case now.