Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

By Nancy Rand
Posted in Security
On March 24, 2016

March 23, SecurityWeek – (International) Microsoft, Samba preparing patch for severe “Badlock” flaw. Developers from Microsoft Corporation and Samba worked to patch a critical vulnerability dubbed “Badlock” after discovering that the flaw could affect several versions of Windows and Samba software. Researchers will release patches and details for the vulnerability April 12. Source

March 23, Agence France-Presse – (International) ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ members face hacking charges. The U.S. Department of Justice charged three members of the Syrian Electronic Army for unauthorized access to computers, receiving proceeds of extortion, money laundering, and wire fraud after the trio allegedly deployed a spear-phishing attack in support of the Syrian government and president which aimed to compromise the computer systems of the U.S. Federal Government, a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting site, international organizations, media organizations, and other private-sector entities. Source

March 23, Softpedia – (International) CCleaner 5.16 released with Windows 10 Edge, Chrome, and Opera Improvements. Piriform released CCleaner 5.16, its privacy and cleaning tool system, which includes bug patches and improvements to Google Chrome cleaning, Microsoft Edge temporary file cleaning, and Opera browser application cache cleaning that aims to help users clear and protect their information after closing an application or using a browser. Source

March 23, Softpedia – (International) Microsoft adds new feature in Office 2016 that can block macro malware. Microsoft Corporation reported that it will be implementing a new feature in its Office 2016 suite that will allow corporate network administrators to stop the execution of macro malware that steal content from untrusted sources. The new feature can be controlled via Group Policy and configured per application. Source

Nancy Rand

Nancy Rand

Nancy has more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and security, solving business issues and implementing best-practice solutions that support organizational objectives. Her expertise includes leveraging, optimizing, and implementing diverse technology platforms, and management of large-scale technology projects.