Playing it Safe: Avoiding Online Gaming Risks

Introduction: We all love playing online games; from time to time until late in the night on our mobile devices, gaming consoles, or computer. One of the most amazing things about gaming now,  is that we are connected to the whole world and can interact with each other in many ways. To do so, we are required to set up accounts on game platforms and talk to people we don’t know at all. With this new level of activity comes risks, especially from: social interactions with strangers who may trick you into revealing personal or financial information computer intruders exploiting […]

Bluetooth Vulnerability

Vulnerability affecting Bluetooth firmware and operating system software drivers has been released. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information. Therefore , BtCIRT recommends  users and administrators to review Vulnerability Note VU #304725 for more information and refer to vendors for appropriate patches, when available.

Security Update for Chrome

Google has released Chrome version 68.0.3440.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. Therefore, BtCIRT recommends users and administrators to review Chrome Releases for more details and apply necessary updates. Patch and be protected.

Google and Mozilla to remove trust for Symantec Certificates

BtCIRT has known through various sources that Google and Mozilla will very soon remove trust for Symantec Certificates. Therefore, we recommend admins using certificates from Symantec and its subsidiary CAs (Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL) to review advisories by digicert  and ssllabs for details on reasons for deprecation and way forward.

Apache Releases Security Updates for Apache Tomcat

The Apache Foundation has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in earlier version (9.0.0.M9 to 9.0.9) of Apache Tomcat. If left unpatched, attackers could exploit them and gain complete control of the system. Therefore, BtCIRT recommends users and administrators to review Apache Security Update- 9.0.9 for more details and apply necessary updates. Patch and be protected.