Week in security with Tony Anscombe


Brute-force attacks against RDP surge – Is contact tracing the answer to ending the COVID-19 crisis? – Microsoft ships urgent security updates

ESET researchers have released data that confirms a sharp increase in brute-force attacks against Remote Desktop Protocol connections during the pandemic-induced lockdowns. Also this week, we discussed the question of whether contact tracing can stem the COVID-19 pandemic while avoiding the privacy risks of location tracking. Meanwhile, Microsoft rushes out an emergency patch to fix a pair of serious vulnerabilities in its Windows Codecs library. All this – and more – on WeLiveSecurity.com.

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