A vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless protocol called Krack potentially allow attackers to eavesdrop on wireless connections and inject data into the wireless stream in order to install malware or modify web pages.
To protect yourself, many Wi-Fi product vendors will be releasing updated firmware and drivers for their products. It is strongly recommended that users update their hardware or have it updated as soon as a update is available in order to protect themselves. This includes router firmware and wireless network card drivers.
The October 2017 Patch released this past Tuesday, addresses important security issues including a Word zero-day vulnerability. Users who are not on auto updates should install them immediately.
Adobe just released its monthly security updates and this month the company patched vulnerabilities in three products — Adobe Flash Player, Adobe ColdFusion, and Adobe RoboHelp. Adobe patched eight security bugs ; two in Flash Player, four in ColdFusion, and two in RoboHelp.
The new campaign was discovered by App River. Potentially 23 million of emails were sent with subjects such as ‘please print’, ‘documents’ and ‘scans’ in an effort to spread Locky ransomware.
As with all Phishing campaigns end user education is your best defense. With this number o emails, even if it is overestimated by 90% there will be significant numbers of users caught but it and they potentially will send more mail messages.
The past two mornings have had businesses in the Albany area who use Microsoft’s Office 365 receive a Phishing email claiming that users passwords have had a password change request and please follow the link included in order to cancel the request.
The sender will be listed as “Office” or “Office 365” and the Subject line will read “Password Reset Alert”
This email should be deleted immediately.
Mozilla has revealed that 64-bit Firefox will soon become the default build for 64-bit Windows versions. In the near future, users whose PCs fit the hardware requirement will be migrated to Firefox 64-bit automatically with Firefox 56 scheduled to be released on September 26th. The default the Windows installer will default to
64-bit Firefox beginning on August 8th.
Microsoft has released an out of out of band security update for Windows Defender found on Windows 7, 10 and Server 2008. If you are running a third Party Anti Virus solution your version of Windows Defender will be disabled. If not you should run Windows Update to ensure you apply the update ASAP.