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Security Alert: Easter Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

April 13, 2017 in Info, scams, Security Alert!, Tips by R Bennett  |  No Comments

National Cyber Awareness System:

 

Easter Holiday Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

04/11/2017 10:35 AM EDT

 

Original release date: April 11, 2017

As the Easter holiday approaches, US-CERT reminds users to stay aware of holiday scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:

  • unsolicited shipping notifications that may actually be scams by attackers to solicit personal information (phishing scams),
  • electronic greeting cards that may contain malicious software (malware),
  • requests for charitable contributions that may be phishing scams or solicitations from sources that are not real charities, and
  • false advertisements for holiday accommodations or timeshares.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when reviewing unsolicited messages. Suggested preventive measures to protect against phishing scams and malware campaigns include:

Refer to the Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet-Enabled Devices Tip for more information on protecting personal mobile devices.

 

Security Alert: Apple Releases Security Update for iWork

April 13, 2017 in Info, Security Alert!, Update! by R Bennett  |  No Comments

National Cyber Awareness System:

 

Apple Releases Security Update for iWork

03/27/2017 02:48 PM EDT

 

Original release date: March 27, 2017

Apple has released a security update for macOS 10.12 (and later) and iOS 10.0 (and later) to address a vulnerability in iWork that may allow may allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple’s security update for the vulnerability and apply the necessary update.

 


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