Highlights and Updates

Samba Releases Security Updates

Wednesday, 12th July 2017
The Samba Team has released security updates that address a vulnerability in all versions of Samba from 4.0.0 onward using embedded Heimdal Kerberos. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

Microsoft Releases July 2017 Security Updates

Tuesday, 11th July 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.

Adobe Releases Security Updates

Tuesday, 11th July 2017
Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Connect. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Thursday, 6th July 2017
Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of a system.

Joomla! Releases Security Update

Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Joomla! has released version 3.7.3 of its Content Management System (CMS) software to address several vulnerabilities. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected website.

Microsoft Fixes Critical Flaw in Malware Protection Engine

Monday, 3rd July 2017
Microsoft has fixed a critical remote code execution flaw in its Malware Protection Engine. The vulnerability could be exploited by tricking a user into visiting a website seeded with malware or receiving an email or instant message with a malicious file attached as long as the user had real-time protection turned on. 

Siemens Releases Patches

Monday, 3rd July 2017
Siemens has released fixes for vulnerabilities in two of its products. One of the vulnerabilities is an improper authentication issue that affects SIMATIC CP 44x-1 

Multiple Petya Ransomware Infections Reported

Tuesday, 27th June 2017
We have received multiple reports of Petya ransomware infections in many countries around the world. Petya ransomware encrypts the master boot records of infected Windows computers, making affected machines unusable. Open-source reports indicate that the ransomware exploits vulnerabilities in Server Message Block (SMB).

Google Will Stop Scanning eMail for Targeted Ads

Tuesday, 27th June 2017
By the end of this year, Google will stop scanning Gmail messages to serve personalized advertisements to users. Google has already stopped the practice in its G Suite Gmail. Ads will instead be served based on users' settings. 

NIST Releases New Digital Identity Guidelines

Monday, 26th June 2017
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the Digital Identity Guidelines document suite. The four-volume suite offers technical guidelines for organizations that use digital identity services.