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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

IOS.Keyraider - (2015.08.31) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Cryptolocker.AA - (2015.08.31) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Downloader.Escelar gm - (2015.08.31) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
W32.Ransomlock.AO inf4 - (2015.08.30) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Virus.
Trojan.Kotver - (2015.08.29) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
W32.Cridex gen5 - (2015.08.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.
JS.Downloader gen5 - (2015.08.28) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Backdoor.Uwarrat - (2015.08.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
SONAR.SuspBeh gen38 - (2015.08.25) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
SONAR.SuspBeh gen471 - (2015.08.25) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Adobe Releases Security Update for ColdFusion (2015.08.28)
Original release date: August 28, 2015

Adobe has released a security update for ColdFusion to address a vulnerability. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-21 and apply the necessary update.




Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox (2015.08.27)
Original release date: August 27, 2015

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

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 40.0.3
  • Firefox ESR 38.2.1

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




Apple Releases Security Update for QuickTime (2015.08.20)
Original release date: August 20, 2015

Apple has released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Apple security update page for QuickTime 7.7.8 and apply the necessary update.




Drupal Releases Security Updates (2015.08.19)
Original release date: August 19, 2015

Drupal has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities, one of which could allow an attacker with elevated permissions to inject malicious code.

Available updates include:

  • Drupal core 6.37 for 6.x users
  • Drupal core 7.39 for 7.x users

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




Microsoft Releases Critical Security Update for Internet Explorer (2015.08.19)
Original release date: August 19, 2015

Microsoft has released a critical security update to address a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system if the user views a specially crafted webpage.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Microsoft Bulletin MS15-093 for details and apply the necessary update.




Adobe Releases Security Update for LiveCycle Data Services (2015.08.18)
Original release date: August 18, 2015

Adobe has released a security update to address a vulnerability in LiveCycle Data Services versions 4.7, 4.6.2, 4.5, and 3.0.x. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from an affected system.

US-CERT recommends that users and administrators review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-20 and apply the necessary updates.




Apple Releases Security Updates for OS X Server, iOS, Safari, and Yosemite (2015.08.13)
Original release date: August 13, 2015

Apple has released security updates for OS X Server, iOS, Safari, and Yosemite to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • iOS 8.4.1 for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
  • Safari 8.0.8 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.4
  • Safari 7.1.8 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
  • Safari 6.2.8 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5
  • OS X Server v4.1.5 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 or later
  • OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 and Security Update 2015-006 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10 to v10.10.4.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security updates for OS X Server, iOS, Safari, Yosemite, and Security Update 2015-006 and apply the necessary updates.




Lenovo Service Engine LSE BIOS Vulnerability (2015.08.12)
Original release date: August 12, 2015

Certain Lenovo personal computers contain a vulnerability in LSE (a Lenovo BIOS feature). Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Lenovo Security Advisories for notebooks and desktops and apply the necessary updates and mitigations.




 

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