Microsoft released new security updates for Windows, and one of them is a priority as it fixes a serious security problem found in the Remote Desktop Protocol service.
The vulnerability affects all Windows versions and can be exploited by hackers to remotely execute programs on infected computers. All PCs that activated the Remote Desktop protocol are vulnerable.
Unfortunately, the most exposed computers are the ones from the business environment, where Remote Desktop connections are often used to manage workstations or servers. So, Microsoft encourages system administrators to install the new security updates as soon as possible, warning that the first malware apps capable to exploiting this new vulnerability can appear in less than 30 days.
There are fears that the new vulnerability might opent he way for new large scale virus attacks, attacks that can be compared to the ones caused by Blaster and Code Red viruses.