Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, December 8, 2013by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, December 9th, 2013
Guest column by Citadel Information Group
Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report
The following software vulnerabilities and updates were announced last week. Citadel Information Group strongly recommends that readers update their computers and take other action as indicated.
Cyber Alert – Password Theft Discovered – Time to Change
As we reported in this week’s Cyber Security News, Trustwave’s SpiderLabs recently discovered a botnet server with about 2 million stolen Internet passwords. Stolen passwords included those for Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn and payroll provider ADP.
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released many updates for multiple products, including Cisco Access Control System, IOS XR, IOS XE, Prime Network Registrar and others. Update to 7.1 SP1 and apply Hotfix 134235.
If you are responsible for the security of your computer, Citadel’s Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report is for you. We strongly urge you to take action to keep your workstation patched and updated.
If someone else is responsible for the security of your computer, forward our Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report to them and follow up to make sure your computer has been patched and updated.
Vulnerability management is a key element of cyber security management. Cyber criminals take over user computers by writing computer programs that "exploit" vulnerabilities in operating systems (Windows, Apple OS, etc) and application programs (Adobe Acrobat, Office, Flash, Java, etc). When software companies find a vulnerability, they usually issue an update patch to fix the code running in their customer’s computers.
Citadel Information Group publishes our Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report to alert readers to some of the week’s important updates and vulnerabilities. Our focus is on software typically found in the small or home office (SOHO) or that users are likely to have on their home computer. The report is not intended to be a thorough listing of updates and vulnerabilities.
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