Don’t Be The Victim of a Zombie Account Invasion

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Don’t Be The Victim of a Zombie Account Invasion

Zombie accounts are real, and they may be ready to attack your multifamily business.
While Hollywood tends to depict zombies as clumsy and mindless, zombie accounts – the still active accounts of former employees – pose the risk of more insidious infiltrations. 
Zombie account horror stories include former associates accessing and depleting corporate bank accounts, internal smear campaigns against management or ownership, and efforts to alienate customers. More common results of zombie attacks, such as intellectual property breaches and data leaks, can still cause substantial and lasting damage. 
So, what are the risks and how can they be avoided? We’ll take a look at a few solutions and best practices to avoid a zombie invasion. 
Hackers Love a Good Zombie Account 
Do your associates set their own passwords? What are the odds that they use that same password for their social media or personal email accounts? 
The threat of a zombie account isn’t merely posed by disgruntled former associates. If an ex-employee’s personal device or personal accounts are hacked, it may not require much effort to compromise their apps or corporate accounts, as well. And because most associates never attempt to revisit the systems they used with past employers, they likely won’t even be aware that their old login credentials are still active or realize that their former account is being used. 
It’s imperative that property management companies equip themselves with the ability to disable accounts and system privileges without requiring direct access to the device.
Don’t Let Human Error Create Zombies 
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