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Australian Cyber Security Centre advises Windows users across Australia to protect against BlueKeep

The ACSC is aware of Microsoft’s recent disclosure of a remote desktop vulnerability called CVE-2019-0708, also known as BlueKeep. As an indication of just how significant the impacts of BlueKeep can be to their customers, Microsoft took the unusual step of publishing advice to warn of its ability to propagate or ‘worm’ through vulnerable computer systems, with no user interaction at all.

The ACSC notified our government and critical infrastructure partners across Australia with an advisory, including detailed mitigation advice for businesses who rely on legacy Windows operating systems.

With potentially millions of networks vulnerable, we’re now notifying smaller entities and owners and operators of businesses around Australia, of the need to patch your systems as soon as possible.