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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.

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) and Bridge CC to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB15-12 and APSB15-13 and apply the necessary updates.

OpenSSL Patches Multiple Vulnerabilities

OpenSSL has released updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities, one of which allows a remote attacker to downgrade vulnerable TLS connections to 512-bit export-grade cryptography—an attack known as Logjam (CVE-2015-4000). Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow the attacker to read and modify data passed over the connection.

Updates available include:

  • OpenSSL 1.0.2b for 1.0.2 users
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1n for 1.0.1 users
  • OpenSSL 1.0.0s for 1.0.0d (and below) users
  • OpenSSL 0.9.8zg for 0.9.8r (and below) users

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the OpenSSL Security Advisory and apply the necessary updates.

IC3 Issues Alert on Gift Card Scams

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert warning consumers of fraud around the resale of gift cards. The secondary gift card market has grown in recent years, and criminal activity has been identified on sites facilitating such exchanges. When purchasing gift cards, look for reputable merchants who will ensure resold cards contain correct balances.

US-CERT encourages consumers to review the IC3 Alert for more details on avoiding gift card fraud and US-CERT Security Tip ST07-001 for information on shopping safely online.

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