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U.S. Government Announces Critical Warning For Microsoft Windows Users

Activity alert to make public aware of the vulnerability named BlueKeep existing in several versions of Windows

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

This allows remote code execution and allow therefore attackers to send specially crafted packets which will further allow account creation, access to data (with read and modify rights) and deletion rights.

Threat grows as no user interaction is needed, which makes detection by victim very unlikely.

Mitigation actions include patch installation, disable unnecessary services enable network level authentication and blocking transmission protocol.

Source

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/AA19-168A

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Jaime Prieto

Mr. Jaime Prieto is a lawyer experienced in Financial Crime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing having extensive professional experience in both public and private sectors. Mr. Prieto has been a Head of Compliance in the European Union, the Americas and the Caribbean for banks, trust companies, asset managers, Big Four audit and advisory firms, RegTechs, government agencies and other types of financial professionals. In addition to his experience, he has been legal and educational chair in several compliance and sectorial organisations and performed as a teacher and speaker for a number of organisations and in several local and international forums. Furthermore, Mr. Prieto is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer anda Data Protection officer with additional experience in risk management.

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