Microsoft clamps down on RDP brute-force attacks in Windows 11


It wasn’t so long ago that we were wondering what improvements Windows 11 would make in the security stakes. Well, we haven’t had to wait too long to find out.

Windows 11 build 22528.1000 and up will tackle one of the more common entry points for network intruders. Namely, trying to prevent the brute forcing of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) by adding a default RDP lockout policy:

Being able to access a computer remotely is a proverbial killer app for business. Unfortunately, this comes with several dangers if not configured correctly. Microsoft’s latest changes are designed to address these threats head on.