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BlueKeep, a Windows remote desktop flaw allowing full uncompromised access

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BlueKeep, a Windows remote desktop flaw allowing full uncompromised access

Microsoft warned last month that the critical vulnerability, dubbed BlueKeep, could lead to large-scale attacks. Businesses remember like it was yesterday the damage that was inflicted by 2017’s WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

BlueKeep allows full compromise of Windows via Remote Desktop Services. This means that, potentially millions of computers are at risk of a full system compromise.

After the initial reveal of the exploit, Microsoft announced that the affected Operating systems included Windows XP, Vista and 7, and a variety of Windows server platforms.

Consequently, this has caused much concern for businesses world wide, in particular, ones still using outdated versions of Windows.

Microsoft is aware of the issue and has released a patch. Microsoft has kindly released a patch for all affected Operating systems, including the ones that are out of support.

Additionally, The NSA has urged users to patch the affected systems as soon as possible, to prevent another global outbreak.

If you or your business needs any assistance with Securing your IT environment. Feel free to contact TechBug on 07 3439 9749.

June 13th, 2019|