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.

Tips for a Cyber Safe Vacation

As summer nears, many people will soon be taking vacations. When planning vacations, users should be aware of potential rental scams and “free” vacation ploys. Travelers should also keep in mind risks related to travelling with mobile devices.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages travelers to review the following suggested tips and security practices to keep their vacation cyber safe:

Privacy Awareness Week

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement promoting Privacy Awareness Week (PAW). PAW is an annual event fostering awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information. This year’s theme, “Protecting Privacy is Everyone’s Responsibility,” focuses on promoting privacy awareness for consumers and businesses.

Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox, Thunderbird

Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

Staying Cyber Safe During Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to stay cyber safe. Users should be cautious of potential scams, such as unsolicited emails that contain malicious links or attachments with malware. Users should also be aware of the risks associated with online shopping and traveling with mobile devices.

CISA recommends users review the following tips for information on how to guard against these risks:

Microsoft Releases Security Updates to Address Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Microsoft has released security updates to address a remote code execution vulnerability in the following in-support and out-of-support operating systems:

  • In-support systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008
  • Out-of-support systems: Windows 2003 and Windows XP

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

Cisco Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisories page and apply the necessary updates.

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