FTC – Best Safety practices for online purchases June 2021

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Excellent advice & safety practices from FTC for online shopping What to know before you buy something online | FTC Consumer Information What to know before you buy something online – Before you start filling up your online shopping cart, we’ve got some tips you’ll want to check out (no pun intended!). Do some comparison-shopping. […]

CISA – Ransomware in operational services June 2021

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Recent attacks to key infrastructure operations like Darkside & other attacks are continuing & CISA offers latest guidance to help detect/prevent CISA Addresses the Rise in Ransomware Targeting Operational Technology Assets | CISA Ransomware Threat to OT | CISA CISA has published the Rising Ransomware Threat to OT Assets fact sheet in response to the recent increase […]

SAP – June 2021 product security updates

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Cisco is a key application vendor for many organizations & several products have had recent security updates. CISA reported active exploitation of SAP back in April — so all ADMINS should promptly patch these security exposures, SAP Releases June 2021 Security Updates | CISA SAP Security Patch Day – June 2021 – Product Security Response […]

Firefox 89 – improved web security for deceptive designs

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Mozilla shares how deceptive designs may trick end-users into opting into unwanted or even less secure website options.  Firefox 89 was designed with some improvements to better isolate web v. Firefox actions & messages as shared below: What are deceptive design patterns and how can you spot them? (mozilla.org) Deceptive design patterns show up as […]

Sonicwall SRA 4600 – 2019 Vulnerability being exploited

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As SANS ISC shares Sonicwall SRA 4600 devices are being scanned & targeted to see if an older 2019 vulnerability has been patched Sonicwall SRA 4600 Targeted By an Old Vulnerability (sans.edu) A group of attackers is targeting Sonicwall devices through the vulnerability described in CVE-2019-7481. Yes, a vulnerability from 2019! It affects Sonicwall SRA (“Secure […]

Fortinent VPN – unpatched versions under attack

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SANS Internet Storm Center warns of active discovery & attacks for Fortinent’s FortiProxy SSL VPN.  All ADMINS should move users to the latest version expediently Fortinet Targeted for Unpatched SSL VPN Discovery Activity (sans.edu) 210527.pdf (ic3.gov) Fortinet has fixed several critical vulnerabilities in SSL VPN and web firewall this year from Remote Code Execution (RCE) […]

Apple – iOS15 announcements at WWDC 2021

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These u-tube videos below highlight the key iOS 15 features announced at WWDC 2021  

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021 highlights

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WWDC21 – Apple Developer The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off with exciting reveals, inspiration, and new opportunities. Join the worldwide developer community for an in-depth look at the future of Apple platforms    

FBI – Darkside Ransomware update on Colonial Pipeline attack

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Deputy Director Speaks at Press Conference on Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack — FBI FBI Deputy Director Paul M. Abbate delivered the following remarks during a press conference in Washington, D.C., with Department of Justice officials announcing the seizure of ransom proceeds from the group DarkSide following the Colonial Pipeline network compromise. (Remarks as delivered)  

Microsoft Security Updates – JUNE 2021

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Microsoft has released important “Patch Tuesday” monthly security updates. These should applied promptly as some of these vulnerabilities have potential to be actively exploited in-the-wild later: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+June+2021+Patch+Tuesday/27506/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2021/06/microsoft-patch-tuesday-for-june-2021.htm https://www.zerodayinitiative.com/blog/2021/6/8/the-june-2021-security-update-review https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2021/06/08/microsoft-releases-june-2021-security-updates https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/releaseNote/2021-Jun https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary This month we got patches for 50 vulnerabilities. Of these, 5 are critical, 2 were previously disclosed and 6 is already being […]


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