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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.

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Vulterable Ports
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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.Bachosens - (2017.02.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.Trashi - (2017.02.21) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
OSX.Ransom - (2017.02.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Redaman - (2017.02.20) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0038 - (2017.02.19) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.Hermes - (2017.02.19) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
JS.Redirector gen1 - (2017.02.19) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.Cerber g18 - (2017.02.20) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Bloodhound.MalMacro g1 - (2017.02.20) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
JS.Redirector - (2017.02.19) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Apple Releases Security Update (2017.02.21)
Original release date: February 21, 2017

Apple has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Logic Pro X. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security page for Logic Pro X and apply the necessary update.




OpenSSL Releases Security Update (2017.02.16)
Original release date: February 16, 2017

OpenSSL version 1.1.0e has been released to address a vulnerability for users of version 1.1.0. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the OpenSSL Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.




Cisco Releases Security Update (2017.02.15)
Original release date: February 15, 2017

Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its UCS Director software. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

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




FBI Releases Article on Romance Scams (2017.02.14)
Original release date: February 14, 2017

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article addressing the rise of Internet romance scams. In this common type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money.

To stay safer online, review the FBI article on Romance Scams and US-CERT publication ST06-003 on staying safe on social networking sites. Please file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center if you believe you have been the victim of a romance scam.




Adobe Releases Security Updates (2017.02.14)
Original release date: February 14, 2017

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

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB17-04, APSB17-05, and APSB17-06 and apply the necessary updates.




Apple Releases Security Update (2017.02.14)
Original release date: February 14, 2017

Apple has released a security updates to address a vulnerability in GarageBand. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Apple security page for GarageBand and apply the necessary update.




Enhanced Analysis of GRIZZLY STEPPE (2017.02.10)
Original release date: February 10, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released an Analysis Report (AR) related to malicious cyber activity designated as GRIZZLY STEPPE. This AR provides a thorough analysis of the methods threat actors use to infiltrate systems, as well as specific mitigation techniques that may be used to counter this threat.

US-CERT recommends that network administrators review the Analysis Report and the previously-released Joint Analysis Report for additional information and mitigation recommendations.




ISC Releases Security Updates for BIND (2017.02.08)
Original release date: February 08, 2017 | Last revised: February 09, 2017

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released updates that address a vulnerability in BIND. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

Available updates include:

  • BIND 9 version 9.9.9-P6
  • BIND 9 version 9.10.4-P6
  • BIND 9 version 9.11.0-P3
  • BIND 9 version 9.9.9-S8

Users and administrators are encouraged to review ISC Knowledge Base Article AA-01453 and apply the necessary updates.




 

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