Friday, 15 November 2019

Blue Keep Bluekeep what is it?

Patch early and Patch often!

Microsoft is continually sending out patches and security updates. These should be applied as soon as possible to your system in ANY version of the operating system whether it is 7 or 8 or 8.1 or 10.

I keep reading that :

Unpatched Windows 7 is vulnerable to the Bluekeep exploit.

Which means if you have not installed all your windows updates you may be at risk of an unknown person or persons gaining access to your system via the remote desktop service in other words, there is a way for someone using a specially crafted command to get into your system and cause you problems.

Turn off the Remote access services. There is a how to here in another page of the Blog. If you really need it in the future you will be given a prompt to allow access to it again, giving an extra "Pause for breath and realitiy check" if someone asks you to allow access.

Windows 7 may be coming to the end of support but if you are still using it, make sure its updated and up to date and start thinking about what steps you need to take to before the end of January 2020.

Have a great weekend.

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Blue Keep Bluekeep what is it?

Patch early and Patch often! Microsoft is continually sending out patches and security updates. These should be applied as soon as possibl...