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  • Cisco Releases Security Updates:
    Original release date: October 18, 2017

    Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

    US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:


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  • Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome:
    Original release date: October 18, 2017

    Google has released Chrome version 62.0.3202.62 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

    US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary updates.


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


  • Oracle Releases Security Bulletin:
    Original release date: October 17, 2017

    Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for October 2017 to address 252 vulnerabilities across multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

    Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Oracle October 2017 Critical Patch Update and apply the necessary updates.


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


  • IC3 Issues Alert on DDoS Attacks:
    Original release date: October 17, 2017

    The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert on distributed denial-of-service (DDoS)-for-hire services advertised on criminal forums and marketplaces. Using DDoS attacks to prevent legitimate users from accessing websites or information can lead to serious consequences.

    US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IC3 Alert for more information and US-CERT's Alert on Heightened DDoS Threat Posed by Mirai and Other Botnets.


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  • IC3 Issues Alert on IoT Devices:
    Original release date: October 17, 2017

    In conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert to individuals and businesses about the security risks involved with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT refers to the emerging network of devices (e.g., smart TVs, home automation systems) that connect to one another via the Internet, often automatically sending and receiving data. IC3 warns that once a device is compromised, an attacker may take control of an affected system, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service condition.

    US-CERT encourages individuals and businesses to review the IC3 Alert for more information on IoT vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques.


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  • Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet :
    Original release date: October 17, 2017

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes, have become a new reality. While there are tremendous benefits to this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways. The National Cyber Security Alliance has released Online Cybersecurity Advice to help users access digital innovations safely and efficiently.

    US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the following resources:


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  • Adobe Releases Security Updates:
    Original release date: October 16, 2017

    Adobe has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

    US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB17-32 and apply the necessary updates.


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  • CERT/CC Reports WPA2 Vulnerabilities:
    Original release date: October 16, 2017

    CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has released information on Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

    The vulnerabilities are in the WPA2 protocol, not within individual WPA2 implementations, which means that all WPA2 wireless networking may be affected. Mitigations include installing updates to affected products and hosts as they become available. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review CERT/CC's VU #228519.


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  • Mozilla Releases Security Update:
    Original release date: October 11, 2017

    Mozilla has released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilities in Thunderbird. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

    US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Thunderbird and apply the necessary update.


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


  • Microsoft Releases October 2017 Security Updates:
    Original release date: October 10, 2017

    Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

    US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's October 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.


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