Alerts

BlueBorne Bluetooth Vulnerabilities

Original release date: September 12, 2017 US-CERT is aware of a collection of Bluetooth vulnerabilities, known as BlueBorne, potentially affecting millions of unpatched mobile phones, computers, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. A remote attacker could exploit several of these vulnerabilities to take control of affected devices. US-CERT recommends that users and administrators read Vulnerability Note VU#240311 for more information. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Microsoft Releases September 2017 Security Updates

Original release date: September 12, 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. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft’s September 2017 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


SB17-254: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of September 4, 2017

Original release date: September 11, 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. The vulnerabilities …
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Hurricane-Related Scams

Original release date: September 08, 2017 As the peak of the 2017 hurricane season approaches, US-CERT warns users to be watchful for various malicious cyber activity targeting both disaster victims and potential donors. Users should exercise caution when handling emails that relate to recent hurricanes, even if those emails appear to originate from trusted sources. Disaster-related phishing emails may trick users into sharing sensitive information. Such emails could also contain links or attachments directing users to malware-infected websites. In addition, …
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Apache Software Foundation Releases Security Update

Original release date: September 06, 2017 The Apache Software Foundation has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Struts 2. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Apache Security Bulletin and upgrade to Struts 2.5.13. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


SB17-247: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of August 28, 2017

Original release date: September 04, 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. The vulnerabilities …
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Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

Original release date: August 28, 2017 US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from duplicitous charitable organizations commonly appear after …
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SB17-240: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of August 21, 2017

Original release date: August 28, 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. The vulnerabilities …
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FCC Promotes Best Practices for SS7 Communications

Original release date: August 24, 2017 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a public notice encouraging communications service providers to voluntarily use security best practices recommended by the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), a federal advisory committee to the FCC. These best practices help prevent exploitation of Signaling System 7 (SS7) network infrastructure, a signaling protocol that connects communication networks. US-CERT encourages providers to review the FCC Public Notice and CSRIC’s Legacy Systems Risk Reductions Report for …
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SB17-233: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of August 14, 2017

Original release date: August 21, 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. The vulnerabilities …
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