Software patch protects against vulnerability in remote desktop

Microsoft Windows computers that have Remote Desktop enabled are now extremely vulnerable to hackers without a recent critical update, advises Information Technology Services.

“The latest Windows patches should be applied immediately,” says network security administrator Kevin Macnaughton. “We normally recommend that users apply patches when it is convenient, but in this instance we strongly urge users to patch their systems immediately in order to protect their PCs from this serious vulnerability.”

He says that IT Services will be forthcoming with a follow-up announcement shortly to better protect PCs and enable users to gain access to university computers remotely via a secure method.

To ensure your operating system has the latest updates, follow the procedure recommended by IT Services. Contact the HelpDesk at 519-253-3000, ext. 4440, with any questions or concerns.