Beware Bluekeep – You know it’s serious when Microsoft provides security updates for systems that have long been discontinued
The RDP Bluekeep exploit is among the most potentially devastating security flaws ever discovered, and Microsoft wants to stop it in its tracks.
Back in May, Microsoft rolled out a security patch for Windows XP and Windows 7, designed to stop a serious security flaw that allowed remote attackers to take over computers without the need to login.
However. the process to gain entry was so complex, it was felt the patch might not even be necessary.
Fast forward to the present, and there is evidence the attacks have begun. If you are someone who still uses Windows 7 or Windows XP on the internet and is reluctant to apply security updates, now is not the time to delay.
You MUST immediately update your operating system, lest you become infected and spread the infection to everyone else sharing your network. The instructions for applying the update can be found as part of this Microsoft Security Announcement. Make sure you read the announcement and download and apply the patch specific to your particular version of Windows.
Jack Eisenberg is the owner of Safe and Secure Computing and regularly contributes computer security related articles.