Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE Software. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Cisco Security Advisory (link is external) and apply the necessary updates.

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/05/09/Cisco-Releases-Security-Updates

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Microsoft Releases May 2017 Security Updates

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 May 2017 Security Update Summary (link is external) and Deployment Information (link is external) and apply the necessary updates.

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/05/09/Microsoft-Releases-May-2017-Security-Updates

FTC Announces Resource for Small Business Owners

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement about its new website devoted to protecting small businesses. This resource aims to help business owners avoid scams, protect their computers and networks, and keep their customers’ and employees’ data safe.

Business owners and other interested parties are encouraged to explore the new FTC website and review US-CERT resources for small and midsize businesses.

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/05/09/FTC-Announces-Resources-Small-Businesses

Aviation Phishing Scams

US-CERT has received reports of email-based phishing campaigns targeting airline consumers. Systems infected through phishing campaigns act as an entry point for attackers to gain access to sensitive business or personal information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review an airline Security Advisory (link is external) and US-CERT’s Security Tip ST04-014 for more information on phishing attacks.

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/03/23/Aviation-Phishing-Scams

Mozilla Releases Security Update

Mozilla has released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox and apply the necessary update.

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/03/07/Mozilla-Releases-Security-Update

Vulnerability Summary for the Week of February 27, 2017

The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. The NVD is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) / United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). For modified or updated entries, please visit the NVD, which contains historical vulnerability information.  Please click on the link below to view the whole bulletin.

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB17-065

Apple Releases Security Update

Apple has released a security updates to address a vulnerability in GarageBand. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Apple security page for GarageBand (link is external) and apply the necessary update.

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/02/14/Apple-Releases-Security-Update