Microsoft Hacker Threat Demonstrates Computer Security Shortcomings

Microsoft RDP threat, as reported by ZDNET, shows that even computers with antivirus are vulnerable to attack.

Computer security experts have been abuzz at the latest Microsoft security vulnerability, because, according to ZDNet, hackers may have obtained exploit code from a Microsoft leak.

However, lost in the uproar about this particularly visible slip-up is that home computer security is inherently flawed. The most common source of home computer security, antivirus software, simply isn’t designed to protect against such threats.

The latest vulnerability exploits the Remote Desktop Protocol feature in Windows. While corporate users are generally protected from this threat because they use network authentication, home editions of Windows often have these basic protections stripped away.

The only way to protect against this threat is to close the entry point by updating the Microsoft “fix” on each computer. With hundreds of millions of computers using Windows, many will remain exposed as hackers monitor their finances, passwords and sensitive documents.

Daily Safety Check deploys these types of “fixes” for Home Computers on a daily basis and actively detects and responds to threats. By combining prevention with detection and response, Daily Safety Check is the only complete security solution for home computers.

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