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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

Backdoor.Shadowpad - (2017.08.15) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Packed.Vmpbad gen41 - (2017.08.14) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
SONAR.SuspBeh gen611 - (2017.08.13) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
SONAR.SuspPE gen7 - (2017.08.13) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
SONAR.SuspPE gen8 - (2017.08.13) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
Backdoor.Krad gm - (2017.08.11) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
JS.Bateleur - (2017.08.11) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Backdoor.Dropnak - (2017.08.10) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Backdoor.Weasel - (2017.08.07) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
JS.Redirector gen4 - (2017.08.08) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Drupal Releases Security Updates (2017.08.16)
Original release date: August 16, 2017

Drupal has released an advisory to address several vulnerabilities in Drupal 8.x. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to obtain or modify sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Drupal's Security Advisory and upgrade to version 8.3.7.




Cisco Releases Security Updates (2017.08.16)
Original release date: August 16, 2017

Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

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

  • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller SSH Privilege Escalation Vulnerability cisco-sa-20170816-apic1
  • Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Custom Binary Privilege Escalation Vulnerability cisco-sa-20170816-apic2
  • Cisco Virtual Network Function Element Manager Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability cisco-sa-20170816-em



Symantec Releases Security Update (2017.08.11)
Original release date: August 11, 2017

Symantec has released an update to address vulnerabilities in the Symantec Messaging Gateway. 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 Symantec Security Advisory and apply the necessary update.




Juniper Networks Releases Junos OS Security Advisory (2017.08.09)
Original release date: August 09, 2017 | Last revised: August 10, 2017

Juniper Networks has released a security advisory that addresses a vulnerability in Junos OS. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-service condition.

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




FTC Releases Alert on Government Grant Scams (2017.08.08)
Original release date: August 08, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on government grant scams. In these schemes, scammers pose as government officials to get consumers to send them money. Anytime someone asks you to pay money to get money, stop and think twice.

US-CERT encourages consumers to refer to the FTC Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Real-World Warnings Keep You Safe Online for more information.




Microsoft Releases August 2017 Security Updates (2017.08.08)
Original release date: August 08, 2017

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of a system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's August 2017 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.




Mozilla Releases Security Updates (2017.08.08)
Original release date: August 08, 2017

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.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox 55 and Firefox ESR 52.3 and apply the necessary updates.




Adobe Releases Security Updates (2017.08.08)
Original release date: August 08, 2017

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, Acrobat, Reader, Experience Manager, and Digital Editions. 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 Adobe Security Bulletins APSB17-23, APSB17-24, APSB17-26, and APSB17-27 and apply the necessary updates.




 

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