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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

OSX.Keranger gen1 - (2017.03.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0010 - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Cadanif - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0015 - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0018 - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0154 - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0050 - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0149 - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0067 - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2017-0141 - (2017.03.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates (2017.03.27)
Original release date: March 27, 2017

Apple has released security updates forseveral productsto address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remoteattacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following Apple Support Articles and apply the updates.




Apple Releases Security Update for iTunes (2017.03.24)
Original release date: March 24, 2017

Apple has released a security update for Apple iTunes to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review information on iTunes 12.6 and apply the necessary update.




Aviation Phishing Scams (2017.03.23)
Original release date: March 23, 2017

US-CERT has received reports of email-based phishing campaigns targeting airline consumers. Systems infected through phishing campaigns act as an entry point for attackers to gain access to sensitive business or personal information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review an airline Security Advisory and US-CERT's Security Tip ST04-014 for more information on phishing attacks.




Cisco Releases Security Updates (2017.03.22)
Original release date: March 22, 2017

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its IOS, IOS XE, and IOx Software. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system or cause a denial-of-service condition.

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




Vulnerabilities Identified in Network Time Protocol Daemon ntpd (2017.03.22)
Original release date: March 22, 2017

The Network Time Foundation's NTP Project has has released version ntp-4.2.8p10 to address multiple vulnerabilities in ntpd. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the NTP Security Notice Page for vulnerability and mitigation details.




Cisco Releases Security Updates (2017.03.21)
Original release date: March 21, 2017

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE Software. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition.

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




IRS Warns of Last-Minute Tax Scams (2017.03.17)
Original release date: March 17, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an alert warning of phishing email scams targeting last-minute tax filers. The alert describes common features of these cyber crimes and includes recommendations to protect against them: strengthen passwords, recognize phishing attempts, and forward suspicious emails to phishing@irs.gov.

Tax payers and tax professionals are encouraged to review the IRS alert and US-CERT's advice on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.




Mozilla Releases Security Updates (2017.03.17)
Original release date: March 17, 2017

Mozilla has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Firefox and Firefox ESR. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox and Firefox ESR and apply the necessary updates.




 

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