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.

ACSC Releases Securing Content Management Systems Guide

 

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released a cybersecurity guide outlining strategies for identifying and minimizing risks to web servers from installed content management systems (CMS). This guidance provides effective mitigation strategies organizations can use to better protect their external-facing systems from cyber network exploitation.

 

National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 1–7. This annual event encourages individuals and businesses to learn about their consumer rights and how to keep themselves secure. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its NCPW partners provide free resources to protect consumers from fraud, scams, and identity theft.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages consumers to review FTC’s NCPW resource page and review the following CISA tips:

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting FXOS, NX-OS, and Unified Computing System (UCS) software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to cause a denial-of-service condition. For updates addressing lower severity vulnerabilities, see the Cisco Security Advisories page.

New CWE List of Common Security Weaknesses

MITRE has released version 4.0 of the community-developed Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) list. Previous CWE list versions describe common software security weaknesses. With version 4.0, the CWE list expands to include hardware security weaknesses. Additionally, version 4.0 simplifies the presentation of weaknesses into various views and adds a search function to enable easier navigation of the information.

OpenSMTPD Releases Version 6.6.4p1 to Address a Critical Vulnerability

OpenSMTPD has released version 6.6.4p1 to address a critical vulnerability. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected server. OpenSMTPD is an open-source server-side implementation of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) that is part of the OpenBSD Project.

Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Google has released Chrome version 80.0.3987.122 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates.

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