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VMware Releases Security Updates

VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in ESXi, vCenter Server, Fusion, and Workstation. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0015 and apply the necessary updates.

Potential Phishing Scams Related to Equifax Data Breach

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on phishing attacks related to the Equifax data breach. Phishing attacks try to trick message recipients into sharing sensitive information with cyber criminals. FTC warns consumers to be wary of calls or emails purporting to be from Equifax agents. Legitimate Equifax representatives will not contact consumers to ask for verification of their information.

BlueBorne Bluetooth Vulnerabilities

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.

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