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Microsoft is warning Windows users of several new "wormable" exploits similar in style to BlueKeep, two of which are tagged as critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities. As with BlueKeep, which Microsoft patched a few months ago, the exploits exist within the Remote Desktop Services protocol (formerly known as Terminal Services). These types of exploits are especially worrisome because of their ability to spread through a computer network, once a single machine is infected. "It is important that affected systems are patched as quickly as possible because of the elevated risks associated with wormable vulnerabilities like these, and downloads for these can be found in the Microsoft... Read more...
A remote desktop exploit in Windows known as BlueKeep is no joke, and to prove it, security researchers at Sophos have created a proof-of-concept demonstration showing how easy it would be for an unpatched RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server to be compromised. The researchers hope that the demonstration will essentially scare companies into patching Windows. BlueKeep is viewed as especially dangerous because it affects multiple different versions of Windows and is wormable, meaning it can rapidly spread to other vulnerable systems in a network in similar fashion to the WannaCry malware attacks that wreaked havoc a couple of years ago. Not to be taken lightly, BlueKeep has drawn the attention... Read more...
Earlier this month, the National Security Agency (NSA) issued a warning to Windows users -- especially businesses running older versions of Windows -- to patch their systems against the BlueKeep wormable exploit. At the time, the NSA wrote, "NSA is concerned that malicious cyber actors will use the vulnerability in ransomware and exploit kits containing other known exploits, increasing capabilities against other unpatched systems." Now the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – the cybersecurity wing of the Department of Homeland Security -- is issuing its own warning about BlueKeep and the danger it poses to unpatched Windows systems. As we've previously... Read more...
When we think of the National Security Agency (NSA) and cybersecurity, we think of the intelligence agency’s grab bag of security exploits that it uses to enhance its own spying efforts. But one particular remote code execution exploit, which has been dubbed BlueKeep, has the NSA actually warning Windows users to patch their systems immediately. "This is the type of vulnerability that malicious cyber actors frequently exploit through the use of software code that specifically targets the vulnerability," writes the NSA. "NSA is concerned that malicious cyber actors will use the vulnerability in ransomware and exploit kits containing other known exploits, increasing capabilities against... Read more...