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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.



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Latest Threats - Symantec

OSX.Trojan.Gen - (2014.11.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Android.Smslink - (2014.11.25) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Infostealer.Cromwi - (2014.11.25) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
PHP.Phocryp - (2014.11.25) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Carberp.B - (2014.11.20) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Android.Fakebanco - (2014.11.20) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
W32.Tofsee - (2014.11.19) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.
Trojan.Spygate - (2014.11.19) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Backdoor.Zoxepong - (2014.11.19) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Infostealer.Steamilik - (2014.11.18) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player (2014.11.25)
Original release date: November 25, 2014

Adobe has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Flash Player which could potentially allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-26 and apply the necessary updates.




Docker Releases Security Advisory (2014.11.24)
Original release date: November 24, 2014

Docker has released a critical security advisory to address vulnerabilities in Docker versions prior to version 1.3.2, one of which could allow an attacker to escalate privileges and execute remote code on an affected system.

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




US-CERT Alerts Users to Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns (2014.11.24)
Original release date: November 24, 2014

US-CERT reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing online this holiday season. E-cards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver infected attachments. Spoofed e-mail messages and fraudulent posts on social networking sites may request support for phony causes.

To avoid seasonal campaigns that could result in security breaches, identity theft, or financial loss, US-CERT encourages users to take the following action:

If you believe you are a victim of a Holiday Phishing scam or Malware campaign, consider the following actions:

  • File a complaint with the FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
  • Report the attack to the police, and file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Contact your financial institution immediately and close any accounts that may have been compromised. Watch for any unexplainable charges to your account.
  • Immediately change any passwords you might have revealed. If you used the same password for multiple resources, make sure to change it for each account, and do not use that password in the future.



WordPress Releases Security Update (2014.11.21)
Original release date: November 21, 2014

WordPress 4.0.1 has been released to address multiple vulnerabilities, one of which could allow a site to be compromised by a remote attacker. WordPress 3.9.2 and earlier are affected by this vulnerability.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators review the WordPress Maintenance and Security Release and apply the necessary updates.




Drupal Releases Security Advisory (2014.11.20)
Original release date: November 20, 2014

Drupal has released an advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in Drupal core 6.x versions prior to 6.34 and Drupal core 7.x versions prior to 7.34, one of which could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

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




Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (2014.11.19)
Original release date: November 19, 2014

Google has released Chrome 39.0.2171.65 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update addresses multiple vulnerabilities, one of which could cause a denial of service condition.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Google Chrome blog and apply the necessary updates.




Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Bulletin for Windows Kerberos Vulnerability (2014.11.18)
Original release date: November 18, 2014 | Last revised: November 19, 2014

Microsoft has released security updates to address a remote elevation of privilege vulnerability which exists in implementations of Kerberos KDC in Microsoft Windows. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-068 and Vulnerability Note VU#213119 for additional details, and apply the necessary updates.




IC3 Releases Scam Alert for Fraudulent Online Advertisements (2014.11.18)
Original release date: November 18, 2014

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a Scam Alert regarding fraudulent ads for normally expensive items, such as cars and boats, at discounted prices. Scam operators often use false contact information linked to reputable online marketplaces to imply that the transaction is legitimate. Consumers fall victim to the scam when they are enticed into pursuing financial transactions with scammers.

Users are encouraged to review the IC3 Scam Alert for details, refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Cyber Security Tip for information on social engineering attacks, and refer to the Shopping Safely Online Cyber Security Tip for information on online shopping safety.




 

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