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RDP broken due to Windows Update - and how to fix it

Published: May 2018

In the past couple of weeks, following the recent Windows update CVE-2018-0886, we have had multiple occurrences of ourselves and our customers having issues connecting to some of their servers via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). When trying to RDP to certain servers, we are..

You Must Upgrade SQL Server to Stay Secure

A whole series of “speculative execution side-channel attacks” were disclosed in the first week of 2018, as detailed in this Microsoft article: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180002

Major security events like this highlight the severe risk companies are taking..

Cyber Security Update - September 2017

New Servicing Model for SQL Server

Last week, following the confirmation of SQL Server 2017 being generally available on Oct 2nd, Microsoft announced a major change to the way they will be releasing updates in future. They will no longer be producing Service Packs, instead relying on regular..

Managed Service Accounts with SQL Server

Managed Service Accounts (MSA)

In Windows 2008 R2 onwards a new object type was created in Active Directory called msDS-ManagedServiceAccount, which is more commonly referred to as a Managed Service Account (MSA). MSAs allow for a type of Active Directory (AD) account that is automatically managed...

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