The Broadband Guide
SG
search advanced
The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections.

 Username:
 Password:
Register
 forgot password?

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
How to Secure your Wireless Network
How to Stop Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
IRDP Security Vulnerability in Windows 9x
Which VPN Protocol to use?
Why encrypt your online traffic with VPN ?



Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Apple Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products (2022.05.17)
Original release date: May 17, 2022

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. Note: Apple notes they are aware of a report that states CVE-2022-22675 may have been actively exploited. CVE-2022-22675 affects watchOS, tvOS, and macOS Big Sur.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.



Weak Security Controls and Practices Routinely Exploited for Initial Access (2022.05.17)
Original release date: May 17, 2022

The cybersecurity authorities of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom have issued a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on 10 routinely exploited weak security controls, poor configurations, and bad practices that allow malicious actors to compromise networks. While these poor practices may be common, organizations can apply basic practices, such as the following, to help protect their systems:

  • Control access.
  • Harden credentials.
  • Establish centralized log management.
  • Use antivirus solutions.
  • Employ detection tools.
  • Operate services exposed on internet-accessible hosts with secure configurations.
  • Keep software updated.

CISA encourages organizations to review Weak Security Controls and Practices Routinely Exploited for Initial Access and apply the recommended mitigations. 

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.



CISA Adds Two Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog (2022.05.16)
Original release date: May 16, 2022

CISA has added two new vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise. Note: to view the newly added vulnerabilities in the catalog, click on the arrow on the of the "Date Added to Catalog" column, which will sort by descending dates. 

Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 22-01: Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities established the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog as a living list of known CVEs that carry significant risk to the federal enterprise. BOD 22-01 requires FCEB agencies to remediate identified vulnerabilities by the due date to protect FCEB networks against active threats. See the BOD 22-01 Fact Sheet for more information. 

Although BOD 22-01 only applies to FCEB agencies, CISA strongly urges all organizations to reduce their exposure to cyberattacks by prioritizing timely remediation of Catalog vulnerabilities as part of their vulnerability management practice. CISA will continue to add vulnerabilities to the Catalog that meet the meet the specified criteria.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.



Apache Releases Security Advisory for Tomcat (2022.05.16)
Original release date: May 16, 2022

The Apache Software Foundation has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability in multiple versions of Tomcat. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.  
 
CISA encourages users and administrators to review Apaches security advisory and apply the necessary updates. 

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.



CISA Temporarily Removes CVE-2022-26925 from Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog (2022.05.13)
Original release date: May 13, 2022

CISA is temporarily removing CVE-2022-26925 from its Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog due to a risk of authentication failures when the May 10, 2022 Microsoft rollup update is applied to domain controllers. After installing May 10, 2022 rollup update on domain controllers, organizations might experience authentication failures on the server or client for services, such as Network Policy Server (NPS), Routing and Remote access Service (RRAS), Radius, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), and Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP). Microsoft notified CISA of this issue, which is related to how the mapping of certificates to machine accounts is being handled by the domain controller.

For more information see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article, KB5014754Certificate-based authentication changes on Windows domain controllers: Key Distribution Center registry key.

Note: installation of updates released May 10, 2022, on client Windows devices and non-domain controller Windows Servers will not cause this issue and is still strongly encouraged. This issue only affects May 10, 2022 updates installed on servers used as domain controllers. Organizations should continue to apply updates to client Windows devices and non-domain controller Windows Servers.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.



Adobe Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products (2022.05.12)
Original release date: May 12, 2022

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. 

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the following Adobe Security Bulletins and apply the necessary updates. 

    Character Animator APSB22-21 
    ColdFusion APSB22-22 
    InDesign APSB22-23 
    Framemaker APSB22-27 
    InCopy APSB22-28

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.



Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome (2022.05.11)
Original release date: May 11, 2022

Google has released Chrome version 101.0.4951.64 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. 

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release Note and apply the necessary update.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.



Microsoft Releases May 2022 Security Updates (2022.05.11)
Original release date: May 11, 2022

Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. An attacker can exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review Microsofts May 2022 Security Update 
Summary
 and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.



 

top
News Glossary of Terms FAQs Polls Cool Links SpeedGuide Teams SG Premium Services SG Gear Store
Registry Tweaks Broadband Tools Downloads/Patches Broadband Hardware SG Ports Database Security Default Passwords User Stories
Broadband Routers Wireless Firewalls / VPNs Software Hardware User Reviews
Broadband Security Editorials General User Articles Quick Reference
Broadband Forums General Discussions
Advertising Awards Link to us Server Statistics Helping SG About