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A critical alert connected to Windows 10 has been issued
Have you updated to Windows 10? If not, PLEASE read this…
The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has now joined Microsoft and US’s National Security Agency (NSA) in making a public warning to Microsoft Windows users regarding a critical security vulnerability.
Devices using Windows XP, 2000, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista are vulnerable to BlueKeep attacks.
What is BlueKeep?
Microsoft explains BlueKeep is ‘a remote code execution vulnerability [that] exists in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – when an unauthenticated attacker connects to the target system using RDP and sends specially crafted requests’.
Using BlueKeep, hackers can remotely access and execute code on a desktop anywhere in the world. They can then install programs; view, change or delete your data; or create new accounts with full user rights – and you won’t even know it’s happened!
Microsoft is worried. Simon Pope, Director of Incident Response at Microsoft, is reported as saying, “Microsoft is confident that an exploit exists for this [BlueKeep] vulnerability”. Yikes! The problem is the scope of the vulnerability. Code can be spread through exposed computers in a similar way, and speed, that the WannaCry malware crippled systems around the world in 201B
Good news if you subscribe to an itro Support Plan
If you subscribe to any of itro’s three Support Plans, and you have had your device available online for remote upgrades, then our engineers have already installed Microsoft’s patch for BlueKeep as of early June.
Call us now on 1800 10 3000 to get more information on our IT Support plans and any other questions you may have.