Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

By Nancy Rand
Posted in Security
On April 22, 2016

April 21, SecurityWeek – (International) Cisco patches severe flaws in Wireless LAN controller. Cisco released software updates for its Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) products which patch several critical flaws and high severity denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities including an issue related to the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Universal Resource Language (URL) redirection feature of WLC software that can allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely trigger a buffer overflow and cause affected devices to enter a DoS condition. Source

April 20, SecurityWeek – (International) New tool aims to generically detect Mac OS X ransomware. Security researcher from Synack developed a tool, named “RansomWhere?” that will detect and block all types of file-encrypting ransomware on Apple Mac OS X systems with the aim to constantly monitor file systems for the creation of encrypted files by suspicious processes. The tool was developed after researchers received several reports of ransomware targeting Mac OS X users within the past year. Source

Reprinted from the USDHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report


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.