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RDP: Is the ‘R’ for ‘Ransomware’?

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RDP Creates Vulnerabilities

Remote Desktop Protocol is something you’ll find on every Windows computer and widely used throughout the IT industry. But does the ‘R’ in RDP now stand for Ransomware?

As the common methods of distributing ransomware get tougher, attackers are looking for new exploits. The manipulation of RDP is coming to the forefront. Since almost every Windows computer has it, and it’s built to access devices, it may become the ideal way for ransomware to enter an environment.

Some high-profile ransomware already utilize this method, such as BitPaymer.

So, how do you protect your business from this vulnerability?

Step 1: Disable, and then replace, RDP.

Step 2: Implement a rigorous Patch Strategy.

Disabling RDP will protect your environment, but many IT departments rely on it to do their jobs. However, if you replace RDP with another remote control solution, you can disable RDP and rest easy.

Syxsense provides a secure Remote Control solution. Utilizing 2048-bit encryption, our product communicates securely between the accessing device and the target. You can also enable prompts for the user on the target to allow, or disprove, access.

Patching your devices is also critical for maintaining a secure environment. Using Syxsense, you can implement a patching strategy that keeps your devices up to date. Our Patch Manager shows you, at a glance, which devices need patching. Tasks can be set to happen on an automated schedule to work around business hours. Replace RDP with Syxsense and experience a free trial today.

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