SECURITY ALERT – RD Session Drive Mapping

Security Alert

We have experienced a very unique situation where using a Remote Desktop session to connect to a remote system that’s been infected with crypto malware can potentially encrypt files on the originators network.

We recommend that you have the “drives” option disabled on ALL RD session connections.

Without this setting disabled, the remote system can gain access to your mapped redirected drives, and will begin to encrypt the files on them. TURN OFF DRIVE MAPPING as a default setting for all RDC connections.

It’s simple to do, just follow these steps


From the “Local Resources” tab in your RD Connection window, click the “more” button.

Be sure to UNCHECK the “drives” option in the “Local Drives and Resources” window.

Make this change on all existing RDP connections, or save it to a file and use as your default RDC session connection.

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No words to express our sadness and shock

We are deeply numbed, shocked and saddened today by the sudden and tragic loss of our fellow technician, coworker, compatriot and friend Bennett Riffel.
On Sunday March 10th he was on board the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, Kenya. He and his brother Melvin were both on the flight.
We extend our sincerest and deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. 

We miss him terribly already.

If you would like to add a comment to the memorial page we’ve setup, click here.

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A New Year, A New Horizon

The beginning of the year is a great time to start your yearly network planning, both on-prem and in the cloud. From core upgrades and replacements to end point and user experience enhancements, Vista Net has got you covered.

Not sure where to start? Here are a couple of important and sometimes overlooked areas to start with.

Backup and Disaster Recovery Plans

In an emergency you want to be sure your data is protected and can be recovered quickly and painlessly. Let us help you evaluate your current plans or create new ones to be sure your most valuable systems are protected.

Virtualization and Cloud

If you have more than two servers and are still running on old single use systems, let us show you how to consolidate your computing resources and save. Whether your systems require on-site or off-site hosting we can help design a plan to get the most bang for your buck.

Give us a call, or fill out our form and let us know what new horizons we can help you discover!

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