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Windows RDP exploit and patch

Posted on by ohenderson

If you’re running a Windows machine with Remote Desktop accessible over a public IP, you must apply a patch (Windows Update) immediately to prevent your machine from being compromised.

There is a vulnerability in Windows’ Remote Desktop Protocol that, when exploited, can give an attacker complete control over the machine. Microsoft advised this vulnerability would be commercially exploited on a large scale “within 30 days” – however we have already seen ill effects caused by this vulnerability and therefore advise all Windows users to patch immediately.

The patch can be downloaded and installed by using Windows Update, or alternatively from here:

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