If you have a Windows computer different from Windows 10 and Windows 8, you need this update!
Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2 and similar all need updates right now.
More on this
and here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/14/18623565/microsoft-windows-xp-remote-desktop-services-worm-security-patches
SharePoint is under attack as attackers have discovered and are exploiting vulnerability CVE-2019-0604. Find out more about the vulnerability in the linked security advisory by Microsoft below:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft SharePoint when the software fails to check the source markup of an application package. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the SharePoint application pool and the SharePoint server farm account.– Microsoft SharePoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
According to an article by HelpNetSecurity, the attackers are able to install a web shell that then “allows them to achieve continuous access to the system and, potentially, to the internal network on which it resides.” The article also reports that, “According to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, researchers have identified compromised systems belonging to the academic, utility, heavy industry, manufacturing and technology sectors.”
Windows has a really cool tool you will be glad to discover if, like me, you like to have lots of power on you computer. Some people have called this feature the “God Mode,” but we will call it “Power Tools Mode,” because we fear God here.
The Power Tools Mode is easy to access. Just create an empty folder on your Desktop, Rename the folder to the following exact code with the brackets and dot and then press Enter.
The folder icon should change to look like that of the Control Panel et voila!
The new icon
This folder gives you access to tools like:
- Shortcuts to several actions in the Action Center (including a shortcut to View the Reliability History discussed in one of our articles),
- Several Administrative Tools,
- Devices and Printers,
- Several Accessibility features in the “Ease of Access Center.”
Power Tools accessible via the so-called “God Mode” on Windows.