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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.Cryptlock.N gm - (2015.05.01) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Werdlod - (2015.05.01) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Downloader.Upatre gen12 - (2015.04.30) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Gamaredon - (2015.04.29) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Downeks gm - (2015.04.29) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2015-1665 - (2015.04.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Infostealer.Flasfod - (2015.04.14) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2015-1641 - (2015.04.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2015-1649 - (2015.04.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2015-1650 - (2015.04.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Nepal Earthquake Disaster Email Scams (2015.04.30)
Original release date: April 30, 2015

US-CERT warns users of potential email scams citing the earthquake in Nepal. The scam emails may contain links or attachments that may direct users to phishing or malware infected websites. Phishing emails and websites requesting donations for fraudulent charitable organizations commonly appear after these types of natural disasters.

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

  • Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages.
  • Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.
  • Review the Federal Trade Commission's Charity Checklist.
  • Verify the legitimacy of the email by contacting the organization directly through a trusted contact number. Trusted contact information can be found on the Better Business Bureau National Charity Report Index.
  • Refer to the Security Tip (ST04-014) on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.



Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (2015.04.29)
Original release date: April 29, 2015

Google has released Chrome version 42.0.2311.135 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may 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.




WordPress Releases Security Update (2015.04.27)
Original release date: April 27, 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 Release and upgrade to WordPress 4.2.1.




WordPress Releases Security Update (2015.04.23)
Original release date: April 23, 2015

WordPress 4.1.2 has been released to address multiple vulnerabilities, one of which could allow a site to be compromised by a remote attacker. WordPress 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by this vulnerability.

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




IC3 Warns of Cyber Attacks Focused on Law Enforcement and Public Officials (2015.04.21)
Original release date: April 21, 2015

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert warning that law enforcement personnel and public officials may be at an increased risk of cyber attacks. Doxingthe act of gathering and publishing individuals personal information without permissionhas been observed. Hacking collectives may exploit publicly available information identifying officers or officials, their employers, and their families. These target groups should protect their online presence and exposure.

Users are encouraged to review the IC3 Alert for details and refer to US-CERT Tip ST06-003 for information on staying safe on social network sites.




Mozilla Releases Security Update for Firefox (2015.04.21)
Original release date: April 21, 2015

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 37.0.2 to address a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

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




Oracle Releases April 2015 Security Advisory (2015.04.15)
Original release date: April 15, 2015 | Last revised: April 16, 2015

Oracle has released security fixes to address 98 vulnerabilities as part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update. 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 the Oracle April 2015 Critical Patch Update and apply the necessary updates.




Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (2015.04.15)
Original release date: April 15, 2015

Google has released Chrome 42.0.2311.90 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may 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.




 

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