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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.Ransomcrypt.AM - (2016.05.01) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
VBS.Backbat - (2016.05.01) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus.
Trojan.Ransomcrypt.AL - (2016.04.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Ransomlock.AQ - (2016.04.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Pekelog - (2016.04.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Adupihan - (2016.04.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Prociy - (2016.04.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Downloader.Exopire - (2016.04.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Godmodir - (2016.04.26) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Backdoor.Etumbot - (2016.04.25) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Apple Releases Security Update (2016.05.03)
Original release date: May 03, 2016

Apple has released a security update for Xcode to address two vulnerabilities. Exploitation of either of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Apple security update for Xcode and update to version 7.3.1 for OS X El Capitan v10.11 and later.




OpenSSL Releases Security Updates (2016.05.03)
Original release date: May 03, 2016

OpenSSL has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in previous versions. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • OpenSSL 1.0.2h for 1.0.2 users
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1t for 1.0.1 users

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




FBI Releases Article on Ransomware (2016.04.29)
Original release date: April 29, 2016

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article addressing the proliferation of ransomware campaigns. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Individuals and organizations are discouraged from paying the ransom, as this does not guarantee access will be restored.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the FBI article Ransomware on the Rise for details and refer to US-CERT Alert TA16-091A for more information on ransomware.




Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (2016.04.28)
Original release date: April 28, 2016

Google has released Chrome version 50.0.2661.94 to address multiple vulnerabilities for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary update.




Mozilla Releases Security Updates (2016.04.26)
Original release date: April 26, 2016

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Available updates include:

  • Firefox 46
  • FireFox ESR 38.8
  • FireFox ESR 45.1

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




FTC Releases Alert on Earthquake Disaster Email Scams (2016.04.20)
Original release date: April 20, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on email scams that cite the recent earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan. The scam emails may contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Donation requests from fraudulent charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters.

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

  • Review the FTC alert and their information on Charity Scams.
  • Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages.
  • Keep antivirus and other computer software up-to-date.
  • Check this Better Business Bureau (BBB) list for Ecuador Earthquake Relief before making any donations to this cause.
  • Verify the legitimacy of any email solicitation by contacting the organization directly through a trusted contact number. You can find trusted contact information for many charities on the BBBs National Charity Report Index.
  • Refer to Security Tip ST04-014 Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.



Cisco Releases Security Updates (2016.04.20)
Original release date: April 20, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition on an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:




Oracle Releases Security Bulletin (2016.04.19)
Original release date: April 19, 2016

Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for April 2016 to address 136 vulnerabilities across multiple products. 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 2016 Critical Patch Update and apply the necessary updates.




 

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