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Third-Party Patch Update: April 2018

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Cisco Patches Vulnerability in WebEx

Cisco has just released a CVSS 9 rated update for its WebEx software. In their own words, the unpatched vulnerability “could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.”

The malicious party would share a Flash file via WebEx’s sharing capabilities to gain control of targeted devices.

So what is the best option here? We recommend rolling out the update or removing WebEx. Syxsense can facilitate whichever approach is best for your situation.

Our patch management solution can easily identify which devices are running the WebEx software. From there, setting up a task to deploy the updates is incredibly straight forward.

If you decide to remove WebEx, it’s almost exactly the same process, but at the last step, you select “Uninstall” instead of ‘Install.”

Use an IT management solution that works with you, not against you. Syxsense offers a simple, but powerful approach to patching. Automatically keeps desktops, laptops and remote users up-to-date with patches and software updates.

Start a free trial of Syxsense today.

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Third-Party Patch Updates

Below is a table of third-party updates from April 2018:

Vendor Category Patch Version and Release Notes: CVSS SCORE
Adobe Media Software  

ActiveX: v29.0.0.140 – https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-08.html

 

Flash Player Plugin NPAPI: v29.0.0.140 – https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-08.html

 

Flash Player Plugin PPAPI: v29.0.0.140 – https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-08.html

 

N/A
 

 

Evernote Corporation  

Evernote: v6.11.2.7027 – https://evernote.com/download

 

N/A
FileZilla FTP Solution v3.32 – https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php

 

N/A
Google Browser  

Chrome: v66.0.3359.117 – https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/04/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html

 

N/A
 

Malwarebytes

 

Antivirus  

Malwarebytes: v3.4.5.2467 – https://www.malwarebytes.com/support/releasehistory/

 

Oracle  

JavaJRE and JDK: v8u172 – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u172-relnotes-4308893.html

 

Wireshark Network Protocol Analyzer  

2.4.6 – https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-2.4.6.html

 

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Ocean’s IoT: Casino Hacked Through Fish Tank

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Casino Infiltrated through Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer

Picture this: Jazzy music underscores George Clooney’s Danny Ocean pulling off another daring heist. He’s gathered his crew and it’s go time. Their entry point? A fish tank in the lobby.

Okay, maybe that’s not the best physical access point, but it is how hackers stole data from an unnamed North American casino.

According to Nicole Eagan, CEO of Darktrace, malicious actors manipulated a vulnerability in an internet-connected fish tank thermometer and stole data the casino had collected on their high-roller gamblers.

This is yet another stunning example of how the IoT can create unconventional breaches.

The only way to protect your environment is to identify all connected devices. How can you expect to manage your environment if you don’t even know how many devices there are? Finding all those devices is no simple task; it’s estimated there are already over 8.4 billion connected devices!

Managing IoT Devices

Syxsense is at the forefront of IoT device management. Our discovery solution can detect every device connected to your network; not just desktops, laptops, and servers.

Plug the holes in your environment before they sink your ship.

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Could Your IoT Devices be Hacked with a Google Search?

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Most Companies Are Unprepared for the IoT

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University warn that hackers have an unexpected resource in exploiting your environment: a Google search. IoT device manufactures set a default password for their devices, sometimes even sharing passwords between brands.

“It only took 30 minutes to find passwords for most of the devices [used in the testing] and some of them were found merely through a Google search of the brand,” said Omer Shwartz, a Ph.D. student and researcher at Ben-Gurion.

Thanks to a survey by ForeScout and CensusWide, we also have an eye-opening view into how unprepared companies are for the Internet of Things.

500 CIOs and IT managers provided data and here are the take aways:

  • Approximately 15% do no keep security patches up to date.
  • 47% don’t change the default passwords on devices.
  • Up to 46% said they did not have a full view of the devices connected to their networks.

This is startling. Nearly half of the businesses involved in the survey couldn’t even begin managing their IoT devices. With no way to see which devices are connected to their network, they wouldn’t be able to patch or manage vulnerable devices.

Myles Bray, vice president of EMEA at ForeScout, stated: “IoT has expanded the attack surface considerably for all firms, and without basic security hygiene it is easy for bad actors to gain a foothold and then move laterally on a network to reach high-value assets and cause business disruption.”

When asked about the results of the survey Natan Bandler, CEO and Co-Founder of Cy-OT, added “What is needed is a dedicated cybersecurity solution that is monitoring both the IoT device and its activity…By doing this, an organization will be able to detect when and which devices are at risk.”

IoT Device Management

To detect all of your IoT devices, look to Syxsense. Our product is the first to be able to scan and identify the IoT devices connected to your environments.

Learn more about our IoT capabilities with our video and by starting a trial today!

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Third-Party Patch Update: March 2018

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Will the IoT bankrupt your business?

Research on the Internet of Things is not painting a pretty picture. According to research firm Gartner, approximately 20% of organizations have experienced at least one IoT attack in the past three years. There’s also a report from BullGuard showing that 37% of those surveyed had no idea how to protect IoT devices.

The biggest conclusion from this research: businesses are going to spend a lot trying to prevent IoT-based attacks. Gartner’s forecast conservatively estimates that IoT security spending will reach $1.5 billion this year, but will explode to $3.1 billion by 2021.

Compliance is expected to be the primary cost-increasing factor.

It’s believed more regulations will be created, causing more work for IT managers. With the proliferation of IoT devices, reporting for compliance may become nearly impossible.

However, Syxsense has an answer. Our Device Discovery feature can already detect the IoT devices within your environments. And with our comprehensive reporting, you can generate easy to understand reports for any compliance need.

Be prepared for the IoT and start a trial of Syxsense today!

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Third-Party Patch Updates

Below is a table of third-party updates from March 2018:

Vendor Category Patch Version and Release Notes: CVSS SCORE
Adobe Media Software  

AIR: v29.0.0.112 – https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/release-note/fp_29_air_29_release_notes.html

 

Flash Player: v29.0.0.113 – https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/release-note/fp_29_air_29_release_notes.html

 

Shockwave Player: v12.3.2.202 – https://helpx.adobe.com/shockwave/release-note/release-notes-shockwave-12.html

 

N/A
Don Ho  

Notepad: v7.5.6 – https://notepad-plus-plus.org/news/notepad-7.5.6-released.html

 

N/A
Evernote Corporation  

Evernote: v6.10.3.6921 – https://evernote.com/download

 

N/A
FileZilla FTP Solution v3.31 – https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php

 

N/A
Google Browser  

Chrome: v65.0.3325.184 – https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/03/stable-channel-update-for-chrome-os_23.html

 

N/A
 

Irfan Skiljan

 

IrfanView: v4.51 – https://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm
 

Malwarebytes

 

Antivirus  

Malwarebytes: v3.4.4.2398 – https://www.malwarebytes.com/support/releasehistory/

 

Mozilla Brower and Email Client  

Firefox: 59.0.2 – https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/59.0.2/releasenotes/

 

Thunderbird: 52.7.0 – https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/52.7.0/releasenotes/

 

N/A
 

The Document Foundation

 

LibreOffice: v6.0.2 – https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/
 

 

VSRevoGroup

 

RevoUninstallerFree: v2.0.5 – https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_full_version_history.html

 

RevoUninstallerPro: v3.2.1 – https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_pro_full_version_history.html

 

 

WinSCP

 

WinSCP: v5.13 – https://winscp.net/eng/docs/history
Wireshark Network Protocol Analyzer  

2.4.5 – https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-2.4.5.html

 

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IoT Report: Q1 2018

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What do the numbers tell us?

As far back as 2006, there were already 2 billion devices within the Internet of things. By 2016, that number had grown to 6.38 billion.

Now it’s estimated that there are currently over 8.4 billion devices, with that number expected to grow to 11.19 billion by the end of 2018. According to Gartner, by 2020 the number of IoT devices will explode to over 20 billion.

Juniper Research estimates that by 2022 businesses will spend $134 billion annually on cybersecurity for just IoT devices.

How much does a cyberattack cost business?

Looking at a common attack vector, a DDoS attack, The Ponemon Institute estimates that a company will lose approximately $1.7 million. The major expense is in the form of lost services, $517,599. Other costs come in at $414,128 for technical support, $229,071 for lost productivity, $346,062 for disruption of normal operations, and $199,201 for damage/theft of IT assets.

It’s also estimated that businesses are hit with an average of eight DDoS attacks a day, all thanks to the exponentially increasing number of unsecured IoT devices.

So what’s so difficult about IoT device management?

“It’s hard to evaluate the security of a camera, or a doorbell, or something you put in an industrial machine.” 

Michael Kaiser, the executive director of the National Cybersecurity Alliance

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Why should we care?

Here’s the bottom line: the IoT is here and will benefit everyone. Lives will be made easier. Processes will be more efficient. New frontiers will be discovered in healthcare, manufacturing, and almost every aspect of our lives.

While IoT devices are thought of as objects like Apple Watches, Amazon Alexa’s, or other home-based smart devices, they are actually more widely spread in business environments. According to a report by Intel and their partners, most IoT devices are in factories, businesses, and health care environments. They estimate a massive 90.6% of IoT devices are business related.

Intel believes by 2025, the total global worth of IoT technology could be as much as USD 6.2 trillion.

It’s time to prepare for the IoT. Syxsense is the first IT management solution that can discover IoT devices and start you on the road to managing. Later this year, we will be rolling out software update management and other features that will secure your IoT devices.

Learn more about the state of your IoT devices and start a trial with Syxsense.

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Internet of Threats: Third-Party Patch Update

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Managing the Risks of IoT

Our definition of a necessary third-party patch is about to get much broader. With more IoT devices connecting to your network, it becomes mandatory to know what’s out there.

Back in May 2017, an 11-year old boy took the stage and showed that cybersecurity is about to get much more difficult. Using a Raspberry Pi, Python, and a Wi-Fi enabled teddy bear, this ‘cyber ninja’ scanned a cybersecurity conference and hacked devices from the audience.

Reuben Paul, the boy in question, tweeted after: “It was fun but I hope people did not miss the message – Secure IoT before the Internet of Toys becomes the Internet of Threats.”

This lesson must not be missed. We must find a way to secure the Internet of Things. Attacks are already being executed taking advantage of the IoT. When an 11-year-old can illustrate the dangers using a teddy bear, it’s time to take a hard look at what any of us are doing to protect our businesses.

We’ve already begun to see the IoT change the way we live and work. As this trend accelerates, solutions need to emerge to protect our privacy.

Syxsense is ready and at the forefront of that battle. Our product is the first of its kind; able to detect and manage devices in the IoT.

Come see the future of IT management and start a trial of Syxsense.

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Third-Party Patch Updates

Below is a table of third-party Updates from January 2018:

Vendor Category Patch Version and Release Notes: CVSS SCORE
Adobe Media Software  

Flash, AIR, and ActiveX: 28.0.0.137 – https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/release-note/fp_28_air_28_release_notes.html

 

N/A
Apple Media Software  

iTunes: 12.7.3 – https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1814?locale=en_US

 

Safari: 11.0.3 – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208475

 

macOS High Sierra: 10.13.3 – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208465

 

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Don Ho  

Notepad: 7.5.4 – https://notepad-plus-plus.org/news/notepad-7.5.4-released.html

 

N/A
Evernote Corporation  

Evernote: 6.8.7.6387 – https://evernote.com/download

 

N/A
FileZilla FTP Solution 3.30 – https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php

 

N/A
Google Browser  

Chrome: 64.0.3282.119 – https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/01/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_24.html

 

N/A
Mozilla Brower and Email Client  

Firefox: 58.0.1 – https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/58.0.1/releasenotes/

 

Thunderbird: 52.6.0 – https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/52.6.0/releasenotes/

N/A
Oracle  

JavaJDK: 8u162 – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u162-relnotes-4021436.html

 

JavaJDK: 9.0.4 – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/9-0-4-relnotes-4021191.html

 

N/A
Wireshark Network Protocol Analyzer 2.4.4 – https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-2.4.4.html N/A