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Security Information

This page is dedicated to security, it includes local security information, as well as a number of syndicated security feeds, alerts, tools and news from major security portals. This page aims to provide a single security information access point, helping you stay current with recent security threats. You can check the SG Security FAQ and visit the SG Security forum with any questions you might have.



SG Security Scan

The SG Security Scan is a great tool that tests a number of ports on your computer for the most common vulnerabilities.

SG Security Scanner
Vulterable Ports
Commonly Open Ports
SG Ports - comprehensive database of known TCP/UDP ports

 

SG Security Articles

General Security Guide
How To Crack WEP and WPA Wireless Networks
IRDP Security Vulnerability in Windows
Why encrypt your online traffic with VPN ?



Latest Threats - Symantec

Trojan.Cryptolocker.U - (2015.05.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Linux.Moose - (2015.05.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Worm.
Trojan.Cidox gen5 - (2015.05.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Fitobrute - (2015.05.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Backdoor.Waketagat - (2015.05.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
SONAR.Infostealer g6 - (2015.05.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Worm.
SONAR.PUA gen4 - (2015.05.26) Risk Level: Very Low.
SONAR.ProcHijack gen6 - (2015.05.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
SONAR.SuspBeh gen330 - (2015.05.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
SONAR.SuspBeh gen412 - (2015.05.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


IC3 Issues Internet Crime Report for 2014 (2015.05.22)
Original release date: May 22, 2015 | Last revised: May 25, 2015

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its Internet Crime Report for 2014, indicating that scams relating to social mediaincluding doxing, click-jacking, and pharminghave increased substantially over the past five years.

US-CERT encourages users to review the IC3 Alert for details and refer to the US-CERT Tip ST04-014 for information on social engineering and phishing attacks.




Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (2015.05.19)
Original release date: May 19, 2015

Google has released Chrome version 43.0.2357.65 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome blog entry and apply the necessary updates.




Cisco Releases Security Advisories for TelePresence Products (2015.05.14)
Original release date: May 14, 2015

Cisco has released two security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities in TelePresence products. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to bypass system authentication, execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges, or cause a denial-of-service condition.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Cisco Advisories cisco-sa-20150513-tc and cisco-sa-20150513-tp and apply the necessary updates.




Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird (2015.05.12)
Original release date: May 12, 2015

The Mozilla Foundation has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition or steal sensitive information.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 38
  • Firefox ESR 31.7
  • Thunderbird 31.7

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Security Advisories for Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird and apply the necessary updates.




Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat (2015.05.12)
Original release date: May 12, 2015

Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB15-09 and APSB15-10 and apply the necessary updates.




Microsoft Releases May 2015 Security Bulletin (2015.05.12)
Original release date: May 12, 2015

Microsoft has released 13 updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. Some of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege, denial of service, remote code execution, information disclosure, or security feature bypass.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletins MS15-043 - MS15-055 and apply the necessary updates.




Cisco UCS Central Software Vulnerability (2015.05.08)
Original release date: May 08, 2015

Cisco has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability in the web framework of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Central Software. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates.




WordPress Security and Maintenance Release (2015.05.07)
Original release date: May 07, 2015

WordPress 4.2 and prior versions contain critical cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected website.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the WordPress Security and Maintenance Release and upgrade to WordPress 4.2.2.




 

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