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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.

Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

As the winter holidays are quickly approaching, US-CERT is republishing this entry to increase awareness.

In the past, US-CERT has received reports of an increased number of phishing scams and malware campaigns that take advantage of the winter holidays and holiday shopping season. US-CERT reminds users to remain cautious when receiving unsolicited email messages that could be part of a potential phishing scam or malware campaign.

These phishing scams and malware campaigns may include but are not limited to the following:

Adobe Releases Security Advisory for Adobe Flex SDK

Adobe has released a security advisory to alert users of a vulnerability that affects Adobe Flex SDK. This vulnerability affects Adobe Flex SDK 4.5.1 and earlier 4.X and 3.6 and earlier 3.X for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to perform a cross-site scripting attack within the Adobe Flex SDK application.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Adobe Security Bulletin and apply any necessary updates to mitigate the risk.

Google Releases Chrome 15.0.874.121

Google has released Chrome 15.0.874.121 for Linux, Mac, Windows, and Chrome Frame to address a vulnerability. This vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome Releases blog entry and update to Chrome 15.0.874.121.


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