When it comes to updating your operating system, we are sure that you and many others are leaving it behind. The primary fact that it’s taking you hours of waiting for it to come back “to life” is killing you. And besides that, the new update can be buggy, and some old programs will not be compatible with it. So because of these “tiny” factors, we don’t always hit the update button, especially if you see that your computers work just fine. But sometimes nasty things can happen if you don’t, as a malware. This is the case now, and Microsoft has discovered a malware-spreading rapidly across the Internet, so the action is required.
What’s the Problem?
Microsoft has discovered malware for the oldest and most vulnerable operating system and has released a patch for them. The company’s advice is to update as soon as possible, in that way the malware can be stopped and millions of computers are saved. What can you do to protect your operating system, and what is the Terminal Services doing? Let’s find out!
Microsoft has released a blog post in which it’s saying that a critical security flaw was found in the older versions of the Windows OS. The bug has the purpose of affecting Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Services. This feature is the one that allows a user to access their computer. If a hacker gets its hands on it, the Remote Desktop is the perfect tool for breaking into a computer.
Similar malware was WannaCry virus that had jump from computer to computer without any user contribution. If that happens again, any computer that has a security flaw and is affected can spread the virus to other OS. Because of this malware, Microsoft releases patches for the oldest operating system like Windows XP and Windows 7. Because both Windows XP and Windows 7 are still used for administrative purposes, the malware is hitting precisely on target. So the risk of collateral damage is very high.
Finally, for preventing your computer from being a target of the malware, you should visit and read the security blog post from Microsoft, and click on the links that contain instructions and information about the update. If you use a newer version of Windows, a click on the update icon can’t do any harm. Also, be aware of the mysterious links that you receive or programs.
Jeffrey is our second lead editor and a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication – UW–Madison. He’s been a part of our team for over three years, and before us, he worked with more important online publications such as Android Authority. He also had his own blog which he used to share his thoughts about the latest news in science. On Three Zebras, he mostly covers space, science, and health-related subjects, but he’s also fond of breaking tech news. When he was little, he dreamt of becoming part of NASA. Now, his passions are stargazing and night sky watching. His best friend is the Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope.