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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

Linux.Horsepill - (2016.12.01) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
SONAR.Cryptlck g113 - (2016.11.30) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
SONAR.Heuristic.157 - (2016.11.29) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
W97M.Downloader.M - (2016.11.30) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Sponkirob - (2016.11.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Linux.Gafgyt.B - (2016.11.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.YeeScrLocker - (2016.11.24) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
SONAR.Cryptlck g107 - (2016.11.21) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
Ransom.OzozaLocker - (2016.11.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Ismdoor - (2016.11.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome (2016.12.01)
Original release date: December 01, 2016

Google has released Chrome version 55.0.2883.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that, if exploited, may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary updates.




Mozilla Releases Security Updates (2016.11.30)
Original release date: November 30, 2016

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

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 50.0.2
  • Firefox ESR 45.5.1
  • Thunderbird 45.5.1

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




US-CERT Alerts Users to Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns (2016.11.30)
Original release date: November 30, 2016

US-CERT reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season. Ecards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver infected attachments. Spoofed email 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, users are encouraged to take the following actions:

  • Avoid following unsolicited links or downloading attachments from unknown sources.
  • Visit the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information page on Charity Scams.

If you believe you are a victim of a holiday phishing scam or malware campaign, consider the following actions:

  • 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 and do not use that password in the future. Avoid reusing passwords on multiple sites.



Mozilla Releases Security Update (2016.11.28)
Original release date: November 28, 2016

Mozilla has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Firefox versions 49 and 50. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 50.0.1

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox and apply the necessary update.




Vulnerabilities Identified in Network Time Protocol Daemon ntpd (2016.11.21)
Original release date: November 21, 2016

The Network Time Foundation's NTP Project has released version ntp-4.2.8p9 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 Vulnerability Note VU#633847 and the NTP Security Notice Page for vulnerability and mitigation details.




Symantec Releases Security Updates (2016.11.18)
Original release date: November 18, 2016

Symantec has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Norton and Symantec enterprise products. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Symantec Security Advisory SYM16-021 and apply the necessary updates.




VMware Releases Security Update (2016.11.17)
Original release date: November 17, 2016

VMware has released a security update to address a vulnerability in vRealize Operations. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0020 and apply the necessary update.




Mozilla Releases Security Updates (2016.11.15)
Original release date: November 15, 2016

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 50
  • Firefox ESR 45.5

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox and apply the necessary updates.




 

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