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CVE-2018-0886 – CredSSP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP). An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could relay user credentials and use them to execute code on the target system. CredSSP is an authentication provider which processes authentication requests for other applications; any application which depends on CredSSP for […]


How to Restart or Shutdown Windows 8 from Remote Desktop

You are looking for a way to restart Windows 8 from a remote desktop session. You have come to the right place. I’m going to help you get past missing the good old Windows 7 method of clicking Start > Windows Security > and Restart / Shutdown. For Windows 8 things have changed. The way […]


Microsoft releases critical update for Remote Desktop

Microsoft has released a critical update that addresses a Remote Desktop flaw that affects all versions of Windows. On top of that, the company anticipates an exploit to be developed by hackers. From Microsoft:  “We urge you to promptly apply this security update. We also encourage you to consider how you might harden your environment […]

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Morto Worm Spreading via Remote Desktop Protocol

A new Internet worm has been reported that spreads via Microsoft’s Remote Desk Protocol (RDP). This worm scans an infected host’s subnet for other hosts running RDP and attempts access to them using a pre-configured set of user names (including “administrator”) and passwords. According to Microsoft, this worm can be remotely controlled and updated, such […]