Windows Security – How to disable RDP to prevent malware attacks

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The “Patch Tuesday” MAY 2019 Windows Security release contains an RDP vulnerability that has a potential to become a dangerous WORM that could attack randomly & infect non-patched machines with these services running.  Even better is to disable RDP to prevent malware attacks as techniques from XP to WIN10 are shared in links below https://www.lifewire.com/disable-remote-access-in-windows-xp-2487711 […]

Sarbanes-Oxley forums – improved new resource MAY-2019

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Having designed SOX controls in past, a long-term resource has been re-launched in MAY 2019 to include stronger passwords & spam controls. http://www.sarbanes-oxley-forum.com Some key topic areas include: General Sarbanes Oxley Discussion Sarbanes-Oxley: IT Issues Other Legislation & Issues Overseas Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Sarbanes-Oxley: Audit Issues

Windows XP and 2003 Server – RDP security out-of-band patch

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While Windows XP and 2003 Server are officially unsupported products, the dangers of an RDP based worm exploit being developed are probable. Microsoft has developed a special standalone patch that users can pre-install now (or disabling RDP services mitigates threat also) https://www.pcmag.com/news/368371/microsoft-patch-old-windows-systems-or-risk-computer-worm Microsoft is trying to prevent the outbreak of a computer worm by urging […]

Facebook WhatsApp – Critical spyware security hole fixed

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WhatsApp users should immediately update to latest version of this popular software connectivity tool https://www.pcmag.com/news/368338/this-whatsapp-flaw-helped-send-spyware-with-a-voice-call https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/05/14/Facebook-Releases-Security-Advisory-WhatsApp https://www.facebook.com/security/advisories/cve-2019-3568 WhatsApp had a scary flaw that secretly sent spyware to smartphones simply by calling the victim. On Monday, the Facebook-owned messaging service disclosed the vulnerability, which affects iOS and Android, after it was used to attack a number […]


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