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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 Security Advisories (US-CERT)


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.




Apple Releases Security Updates for iOS, OS X Yosemite, and Apple TV (2014.11.17)
Original release date: November 17, 2014

Apple released security updates for iOS devices, OS X Yosemite and Apple TV to address multiple vulnerabilities, one of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

Updates available include:

  • iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch 5th generation and later, and iPad 2 and later
  • OS X Yosemite v10.10.1 for Macintosh
  • Apple TV 7.0.2 for Apple TV 3rd generation and later

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security updates HT6590, HT6572 and HT6592, and apply the necessary updates.




IC3 Releases Tech Support Themed Scam Alert (2014.11.13)
Original release date: November 13, 2014

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) to combat Internet crime, has released a Scam Alert advising the public of an ongoing telephone scam in which callers purport to be an employee of a major software company in order to defraud a targeted victim.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the IC3 Scam Alert for more details, and refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks Cyber Security Tip for information on social engineering attacks.




Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (2014.11.11)
Original release date: November 11, 2014

Google has released Chrome 38.0.2125.122 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update addresses a vulnerability which could potentially allow an attacker to take over an affected system.

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




 

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