Microsoft has released information about an issue in older Windows operating systems which allows attackers to remotely connect to systems and gain control of that system. Microsoft has released software updates for all affected versions. CERT NZ recommends you update your operating system as soon as possible. Once you have updated your software, you are no longer at risk.
For more information, please find following our advisory which has patching information: https://www.cert.govt.nz/businesses-and-individuals/recent-threats/serious-issue-with-older-microsoft-windows-systems/
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CERT NZ – Responding to cyber security threats in New Zealand
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