Category Archives: RDP

Thwart the pressing threat of RDP password attacks

How long does it takes for Internet-facing, RDP-enabled computers to come under attack? In some cases, a few minutes. In most, less than 24 hours. The problem with RDP “In recent years, criminals deploying targeted ransomware like BitPaymer, Ryuk, Matrix, and SamSam have almost completely abandoned other methods of network ingress in favor of using RDP,” say Sophos researchers Matt Boddy, Ben Jones, and Mark Stockley. “Gangs like these have the choice cracking passwords themselves … More

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CVE-2019-0708 – A Critical “Wormable” Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Windows RDP

This is an important security advisory related to a recently patched Critical remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Service (RDP). The vulnerability is identified as “CVE-2019-0708 – Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability”. MSRC blog mentions This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction. In other…