Cyber Security Alerts for Small Businesses, Week of 22 July 2018

Chrome Browser

Issue: Fixes multiple security issues, see source link for descriptions. Also note, chrome is showing “Not Secure” in your browser from now on for the websites that don’t have “https” in the address. This was not the case in the past, as it would have not even shown “Not Secure”
Fix: Update https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95414?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Source: https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/07/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html

Firefox Browser

Issue: Fixes multiple security issues, see source link for descriptions
Fix: Update https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version
Source: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-15/

Intel

Issue: “… could allow an attacker to write and execute malicious code that could potentially be exploited to extract data from previously-secured CPU memory, including passwords, cryptographic keys, and other sensitive information.”
Fix: Update your computer operating systems now, for Windows & Apple
Source: https://thehackernews.com/2018/07/netspectre-remote-spectre-attack.html

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