Few days earlier, Microsoft warned users about a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability in remote desktop servers. At the time, the company revealed that about a million internet connected devices are unpatched and are vulnerable to remote attacks.
Although there isn’t any malware that can take advantage of this vulnerability, the company is pretty concerned about the potential threat the possible exploitation of the backdoor. As a result, the company has decided to release a security patch for all of the modern generation operating systems in including Windows XP, Visa and 2003.
This latest news came via an official blog post where Director of Incident Response at Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), Simon Pope wrote that the possible exploitation might turn something similar to 2017’s WannaCry crisis if not taken seriously.
In the blog post, he wrote that along with one million personal computers, a large number of those in corporate networks might be open to the security vulnerabilities. He went on to write that the entire scenario would be worst for those users who haven’t kept their systems updated with the latest fixes.
In case you haven’t updated your computer with the latest patch, then you might want to head to Microsoft’s official site here to download the latest security patch for your windows machine.