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IBM X-Force Raises Cyber Alert Condition - 3/16/2012

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IBM Raising Cyber Security AlertCon to Level 2

Earlier today (3/16/2012) IBM's X-Force Security Research Team raised the Cyber Security Threat Level to AlertCon 2 based on newly published vunerabilities to Microsoft Remote Desktop.  In this podcast we talk directly with Shane Garrett from the IBM X-Force Research Team to better understand the issue and the need for "increased vigilance" over the next few days.

For more information on this alert please check out http://xforce.iss.net/

Considering the wide use of Microsoft Remote Desktop in the industry today and the publication of a denial of service (DoS) proof of concept (PoC) code to public exploit sites, IBM is raising the Cyber Threat level to AlertCon 2 in order to increase public awareness of the MS12-020 vulnerability (CVE-2012-0002). AlertCon Level 2 signifies "increased vigilance. Vulnerabilities or threats to computer networks require vulnerability assessment and corrective action."