Category: Security

Dec 04, 2015

3 Ways to Identify Phishing Attacks

Safety Net has been seeing a heightened volume of phishing attacks over the last several weeks. This is in line with the general trends that are being seen across the globe. Phishing is an email attack attempting to trick you into either opening an attachment that contains a virus, clicking a web link that contains […]

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Nov 25, 2015

Security Alert – Dell Certificate Vulnerability

This week, Dell announced that recent shipments of its PCs had a certificate that was improperly configured. The result is a vulnerability that could pose a security risk as web traffic has the potential to be intercepted on a local network in certain settings. The Firefox web browser does not appear to be affected by […]

Oct 17, 2014

Release of New Microsoft Security Updates

Cyber security awareness has been at a heightened level this year, not only in the media, but at Safety Net as well. This week, Microsoft made an announcement about new vulnerabilities discovered in their operating systems and associated software. These are not as critical as other security flaws that we’ve provided updates on in the past, and […]

Oct 10, 2014

Cisco ASA Firewall Security Flaw: What You Should Know

Cisco has released a security advisory regarding numerous, serious vulnerabilities discovered in its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall software. Our Cisco Certified Security Professional Jeff Mertz has analyzed this advisory in detail on Cisco ASA firewall security. Based on the configurations and documentation in our records, we have determined the following: Our managed service (Your Net) clients […]

Sep 26, 2014

Shellshock: What You Should Know about this Security Flaw

A new security flaw known as “Shellshock” or the “Bash Bug” has been identified. It affects UNIX-based operating systems, which include Linux and Mac OS X (desktops, laptops and servers). It has the potential to let attackers take control of your computer, as well as gain access to data and services in the cloud. It is important to […]

Apr 29, 2014

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Security Flaw: What You Should Know

Microsoft warned customers over the weekend that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser (Versions 6-11) could allow hackers to gain access to their computers. According to available information, this security flaw is being exploited on Adobe Flash-driven websites.As of this morning, Microsoft has not announced when fixes will be available for download. We recommend using another web […]

Apr 10, 2014

Heartbleed: The New Web Security Flaw

A major web security flaw, known as “Heartbleed,” was recently identified. It may affect up to two-thirds of the Internet’s web sites, exposing sensitive data to potential hackers. With news sources all abuzz with coverage of Heartbleed, Safety Net would like our clients to have a better understanding of this new bug. Heartbleed is the result of a coding error with OpenSSL, the most popular […]

Feb 28, 2014

Apple iOS and OS X Security Flaw Found

Sometimes, there really is a bad apple. The media was a flurry this week because a major security flaw was identified with encrypted communications on iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices and computers. True, Apple has recently released an update to fix this vulnerability for both their mobile operating system and OS X for desktops. However, their reputation […]

Feb 07, 2014

Potential Cyber Risks with the Winter Olympics

The media has covered many stories about potential dangers at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but here’s one threat you may not have considered. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT) has issued the following warning: “Whether traveling to Sochi, Russia for the XXII Olympic Winter Games or viewing the games from locations abroad, […]

Jan 31, 2014

Another Credit Card Breach at a Major Retailer?

On the heels of Target’s holiday season fraud scandal, another major retailer has revealed that they may have been affected by a credit card security breach. Multiple sources in the banking industry say they are tracking a pattern of fraud on cards that were recently used at arts and crafts retailer, Michaels. The Texas-based specialty […]