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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.Agentemis gen1 - (2017.05.24) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Ransom.GlobeImposter - (2017.05.24) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
W32.Styes - (2017.05.23) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.
Ransom.Jaff - (2017.05.24) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Backdoor.Forshare - (2017.05.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Packed.Vmpbad gen40 - (2017.05.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
SONAR.SuspBeh gen93 - (2017.05.21) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
Ransom.Cerber g25 - (2017.05.21) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Bravonc gm - (2017.05.20) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Alphanc - (2017.05.20) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


FTC Releases Alert on Identity Theft (2017.05.25)
Original release date: May 25, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert about how quickly criminals begin using your personal information once it is posted to a hacker site by an identity thief. FTC researchers found that it can take as few as 9 minutes for crooks to access stolen personal information posted to hacker sites. To prevent identity theft, a user should follow password security best practices, such as multi-factor authentication, which requires a user to simultaneously present multiple pieces of information to verify their identity.

US-CERT encourages users to refer to the FTC alert and the US-CERT Tips on Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft, Choosing and Protecting Passwords, and Supplementing Passwords for more information.




Samba Releases Security Updates (2017.05.24)
Original release date: May 24, 2017

The Samba Team has released security updates that address a vulnerability in all versions of Samba from 3.5.0 onward. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Samba's Security Announcement and apply the necessary updates, or refer to their Linux or Unix-based OS vendors for appropriate patches.




ICS-CERT Releases WannaCry Fact Sheet (2017.05.17)
Original release date: May 17, 2017 | Last revised: May 19, 2017

The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has released a short overview of the WannaCry ransomware infections. This fact sheet provides information on how the WannaCry program spreads, what users should do if they have been infected, and how to protect against similar attacks in the future.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the ICS-CERT Fact Sheet on WannaCry and the US-CERT Current Activity on the topic. For more technical details, please consult TA17-132A, Indicators Associated With WannaCry Ransomware.




Joomla Releases Security Update for CMS (2017.05.17)
Original release date: May 17, 2017

Joomla! has released version 3.7.1 of its Content Management System (CMS) software to address a vulnerability. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected website.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Joomla! Security Release and US-CERT's Alert on Content Management Systems Security and Associated Risks and apply the necessary update.




Cisco Releases Security Updates (2017.05.17)
Original release date: May 17, 2017

Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. 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 following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:




WordPress Releases Security Update (2017.05.17)
Original release date: May 17, 2017

WordPress versions prior to 4.7.5 are affected by multiple vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected website.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the WordPress Security Release and upgrade to WordPress 4.7.5.




FTC Releases Alert on Fraudulent Emails (2017.05.16)
Original release date: May 16, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert about scammers sending out fake emails that look authentic to trick you into sending money to them. Users should be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls or email messages from individuals asking about your information. If an unknown individual claims to be from a legitimate organization, try to verify his or her identity directly with the company.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Scam Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.




Apple Releases Security Updates (2017.05.15)
Original release date: May 15, 2017

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker may exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates:




 

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