RDP Vulnerability – Update your Microsoft Windows Servers ASAP

Microsoft is urging companies to install a Microsoft Security Update.

MS Security Bulletin MS12-020 is marked as critical and patches a security vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Service. Remote Desktop Services (RDP) is used by both users and IT admins.

IT admins use RDP to connect remotely to a Windows Server. Users (you) use RDP to remotely connect to your work computer.

We recommend to install this as soon as possible. A Proof of concept hack was already released, and it is expected that this vulnerability will widely be utilized by hackers and bots immediately since there is such a wide range of businesses that use RDP, and do not actively keep their system up to date with security updates.

 

You can install this patch by running Microsoft (and/or Windows) update on your workstation and server, or by visiting the MS bulletin linked above in this article.

 

Stephen Wagner
Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
President of Digitally Accurate Inc. (also operating as D.A. Consulting)
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