- June 3, 2019
- Posted by: Nigel
- Category: Scams & Security Threats
If you are still running Windows 7 or previous Windows versions, then it’s important you install a critical patch to fix a recently discovered security bug in Microsoft Remote Desktop.
Earlier last month in May, Microsoft advised users that a serious security vulnerability called “BlueKeep” was found that affected Windows 7 and previous versions. BlueKeep could potentially allow hackers full remote access to a computer via Windows Remote Desktop Protocal (RDP) by using code that exploits the vulnerability.
After BlueKeep was discovered, Microsoft have released patches for all affected versions of Windows but Microsoft have advised that a large percentage of computers have not been patched and are still vulnerable.
If you are one of the many users who have not patched your computer yet, you need to do it now as the risk of leaving your computer not patched is too high.
Not sure if you’re computer is at risk? You can use the McAfee Vulnerability Manager (MVM) tool that will check your computer for a Remote Desktop Session.
Then, if required or you are running Windows 7 or older, you can download the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability