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Microsoft Confirms BlueKeep Attacks, Calls Users to Patch to Prepare for More Damaging Attacks

Microsoft Confirms BlueKeep Attacks, Calls Users to Patch to Prepare for More Damaging Attacks

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Microsoft Confirms BlueKeep Attacks, Calls Users to Patch to Prepare for More Damaging Attacks Microsoft recently confirmed the ongoing BlueKeep attacks and warned that future BlueKeep attacks will likely be more damaging as systems remain unpatched. What Is BlueKeep? On May 14, 2019, Microsoft released an out-of-the-schedule patch for the security vulnerability CVE-2019-0708, also known as BlueKeep. This security vulnerability affects older versions of Windows, specifically Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. According to Microsoft, this security vulnerability, when left unpatched, is “wormable”, which means that any future malicious software (malware) that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from one vulnerable computer to another vulnerable computer in the same way that the WannaCry malware spread across the globe on May 12, 2017 – affecting hundreds of thousands…
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Time to Patch: BlueKeep Exploit Is Now Up For Sale

Time to Patch: BlueKeep Exploit Is Now Up For Sale

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Time to Patch: BlueKeep Exploit Is Now Up For Sale A U.S. company has recently made available, for a fee, a BlueKeep Exploit, that takes advantage of a security vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service included in older versions of the Windows operating system. While the commercial availability of this BlueKeep exploit gives legitimate cybersecurity professionals a tool to detect exposed RDP-enabled systems, it also gives malicious actors an opportunity to pirate or legitimately buy this tool for malicious activities. What Is BlueKeep? BlueKeep, officially known as CVE-2019-0708, is a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service included in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003 and Windows XP. Remote Desktop Protocol, commonly referred to as RDP, is a proprietary protocol developed by…
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Microsoft Confirms BlueKeep Attacks, Calls Users to Patch to Prepare for More Damaging Attacks

Microsoft Confirms BlueKeep Attacks, Calls Users to Patch to Prepare for More Damaging Attacks

Information Security, News
Microsoft Confirms BlueKeep Attacks, Calls Users to Patch to Prepare for More Damaging Attacks Microsoft recently confirmed the ongoing BlueKeep attacks and warned that future BlueKeep attacks will likely be more damaging as systems remain unpatched. What Is BlueKeep? On May 14, 2019, Microsoft released an out-of-the-schedule patch for the security vulnerability CVE-2019-0708, also known as BlueKeep. This security vulnerability affects older versions of Windows, specifically Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. According to Microsoft, this security vulnerability, when left unpatched, is “wormable”, which means that any future malicious software (malware) that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from one vulnerable computer to another vulnerable computer in the same way that the WannaCry malware spread across the globe on May 12, 2017 – affecting hundreds of thousands…
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Time to Patch: BlueKeep Exploit Is Now Up For Sale

Time to Patch: BlueKeep Exploit Is Now Up For Sale

Information Security, IT Support
Time to Patch: BlueKeep Exploit Is Now Up For Sale A U.S. company has recently made available, for a fee, a BlueKeep Exploit, that takes advantage of a security vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service included in older versions of the Windows operating system. While the commercial availability of this BlueKeep exploit gives legitimate cybersecurity professionals a tool to detect exposed RDP-enabled systems, it also gives malicious actors an opportunity to pirate or legitimately buy this tool for malicious activities. What Is BlueKeep? BlueKeep, officially known as CVE-2019-0708, is a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service included in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003 and Windows XP. Remote Desktop Protocol, commonly referred to as RDP, is a proprietary protocol developed by…
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