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The US-CERT Current Activity web page is a regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.

Apple Releases Security Update

Apple has released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilites in iOS. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. The update is for iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPod touch (5th generation) and later.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security page for iOS 9.3.5 and apply the necessary update.

VMWare Releases Security Updates

VMWare has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in VMware Identity Manager and vRealize Automation. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0013 and apply the necessary updates.

FTC Releases Alert on Louisiana Flood Disaster Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on scams that cite the recent flood disaster in Louisiana. These charity scams take many forms, including emails containing links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Donation requests from fraudulent charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters.

US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves:

Fortinet Releases Security Advisory

Fortinet has released a security advisory to highlight a vulnerability in versions of FortiGate firmware that were released before August 2012. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Using unpatched software increases risks from viruses and other security threats, and attackers may target vulnerabilities for months or even years after patches are available.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Fortinet Advisory and apply the necessary update. See US-CERT Security Tip on Understanding Patches for more information.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in several products. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:

Cisco Releases Security Update

Cisco has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its IOS XR Software for ASR 9001 Aggregation Services Routers. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

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

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