Greetings, friends and loyal customers! After over a year of research, my new book on how to secure your RDS environments has finally been published.
Given how many of you are standing up new Remote Desktop Services deployments or expanding existing ones right now to facilitate teleworking during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s imperative that you get serious about RDS security. Hackers and APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) teams know that businesses around the world are “opening up their doors wide” to facilitate remote working at the moment, and they may come knocking at yours soon. Don’t unwittingly let them in.
My book first walks you through how attackers find your RDS deployments, using normal search engines and device fingerprinting search engines like Shodan. Then I show you the tools hackers use to break into your environment, by performing dictionary attacks, man-in-the-middle compromises, or client-side credential stealing. Next, I illustrate some of the most common techniques and scripts they will use to escalate their privileges from a lowly standard user all the way up to local admin and domain admin, and how they are able to deploy and run these scripts and malware on your servers. Finally, I discuss the major types of defenses you can deploy to reduce the likelihood of being attacked, and how to mitigate the damage if you are.
As a way of saying thanks to all users of RDPSoft software who wish to purchase this book, we’ve crafted a special promotion. All individuals and companies that purchase a copy of my new book – just $9.99 on Amazon Kindle – through the end of May 2020 are also entitled to 1 server license of our Remote Desktop Commander Suite software for a month. What can you do with a license of our Remote Desktop Commander Suite for a month? Here are a few ideas:
- Monitor a Remote Desktop Gateway for logins and login failures, to see if user accounts have been compromised with IP geolocation techniques.
- See which applications are using up the most CPU and memory on your terminal servers, and determine average CPU and memory use per user.
- Review connection statistics like RDP latency and RDP bandwidth use.
- Do some user activity monitoring and time tracking, including screenshot recording.
All you need to do to claim your 1 server, 1 month Remote Desktop Commander Suite license is to email inquiries [at] rdpsoft [dot] com with a screenshot of your Amazon Kindle purchase receipt.