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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

Downloader.Pirpi g1 - (2016.08.24) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.Tearhide - (2016.08.24) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.Purge - (2016.08.24) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Chrofprox - (2016.08.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Egguard - (2016.08.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.AlmaLocker - (2016.08.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.AlmaLocker gm - (2016.08.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Shakstiler - (2016.08.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Hacktool.Mimikatz g2 - (2016.08.22) Risk Level: Very Low.
W32.Rexdrup - (2016.08.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Apple Releases Security Update (2016.08.25)
Original release date: August 25, 2016

Apple has released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilites in iOS. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. The update is for iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPod touch (5th generation) and later.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security page for iOS 9.3.5 and apply the necessary update.




VMWare Releases Security Updates (2016.08.24)
Original release date: August 24, 2016

VMWare has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0013 and apply the necessary updates.




FTC Releases Alert on Louisiana Flood Disaster Scams (2016.08.23)
Original release date: August 23, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on scams that cite the recent flood disaster in Louisiana. These charity scams take many forms, including emails containing links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Donation requests from fraudulent charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters.

US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves:

  • Review the FTC alert and its information on Charity Scams.
  • Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages.
  • Keep antivirus and other computer software up-to-date.
  • Check this Better Business Bureau (BBB) list for helping Louisiana flood victims before making any donations to this cause.
  • Verify the legitimacy of any email solicitation by contacting the organization directly through a trusted contact number. You can find trusted contact information for many charities on the BBB National Charity Report Index.
  • Refer to Security Tip ST04-014 Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.



Fortinet Releases Security Advisory (2016.08.22)
Original release date: August 22, 2016

Fortinet has released a security advisory to highlight a vulnerability in versions of FortiGate firmware that were released before August 2012. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Using unpatched software increases risks from viruses and other security threats, and attackers may target vulnerabilities for months or even years after patches are available.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Fortinet Advisory and apply the necessary update. See US-CERT Security Tip on Understanding Patches for more information.




Cisco Releases Security Updates (2016.08.20)
Original release date: August 20, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in several products. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:




Cisco Releases Security Update (2016.08.12)
Original release date: August 12, 2016

Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its IOS XR Software for ASR 9001 Aggregation Services Routers. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

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




Microsoft Releases August 2016 Security Bulletin (2016.08.09)
Original release date: August 09, 2016

Microsoft has released nine updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Microsoft Security Bulletins MS16-095 through MS16-103 and apply the necessary updates.




VMware Releases Security Update (2016.08.05)
Original release date: August 05, 2016

VMware has released a security update to address vulnerabilities in vCenter Server, vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi), Workstation Pro, Workstation Player, Fusion, and Tools. 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 VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2016-0010 and apply the necessary updates.




 

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