This new security feed is a resource for MSPs and IT professionals to stay up to date with the latest cybersecurity news and vulnerability alerts related to OS, browsers, VPN and RDP. Protect your business and your clients with security news as it comes.

Is Next-Gen Remote Access Software the Solution to Insecure RDP?

Sunday, September 26, 2021

RDP has been identified as one of the most common ransomware attacks. Why? We asked a few cyber-security experts, and they all agree that, at its core, RDP is fundamentally insecure. Thankfully, there is a safer and better alternative, Next Gen Remote Access Software.

Read the full blog here:
Is Next-Gen Remote Access Software the Solution to Insecure RDP?

VMware Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in vCenter Server and Cloud Foundation September 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

VMware has patched multiple critical vulnerabilities in their vCenter Server and Cloud Foundation products.

These vulnerabilities could be exploited by a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Administrators should update immediately to avoid potential exploitation.

Read the full details here:
VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2021-0020

iOS Security Update Released (15)

Monday, September 20, 2021

Apple has released iOS 15 with fixes for critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited to take control of a vulnerable device.

Users should update as soon as possible to avoid potential exploitation.

Updates for iPadOS, WatchOS, and tvOS should also be installed.

Important links:
How to update iOS
iOS 15 Release Notes
How to update watchOS
watchOS 8 Release Notes
How to update tvOS
tvOS 15 Release Notes

MacOS Security Updates Released (Safari 15 and Xcode 13)

Monday, September 20, 2021

Apple has released security updates to fix 12 security issues for MacOS.

Safari 15 for MacOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina fixes 4 security issues and should be installed by updating MacOS.

Xcode 13 for MacOS Big Sur 11.3 and later fixes 8 security issues and should be installed using the Mac App Store.

These updates contain fixes for critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited to take control of a vulnerable system.

Users should update as soon as possible to avoid potential exploitation.

Important links for MacOS Big Sur users:
How to update Safari for MacOS Big Sur
Safari 15 Release Notes
How to update Xcode
Xcode 13 Release Notes

Important links for MacOS Catalina users:
How to update Safari for MacOS Catalina
Safari 15 Release Notes

Apple Releases iTunes 12.12 for Windows

Monday, September 20, 2021

Apple has released iTunes 12.12 for Windows to fix several high priority security vulnerabilities.

Users should use Apple Software Update for Windows as soon as possible to protect against potential exploitation of these vulnerabilities.

Important links:
How to use Apple Software Update for Windows
iTunes 12.12 for Windows Release Notes

Netgear Security Updates Released

Monday, September 20, 2021

Netgear has released security updates with fixes for a critical security issue.

Users and administrators are urged to update as soon as possible.

Important links:
How to update Netgear
Release Notes

Is RDP secure? A Chat with Splashtop’s CTO/Co-Founder and Jerry Hsieh, Sr. Director, Security & Compliance for Splashtop

Monday, September 20, 2021

As ransomware and hackers continue to make headlines, we are hearing more and more questions about security protocols for remote access solutions, along with questions about VPN (Virtual Private Network) vulnerabilities and RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). In this sit-down interview, Splashtop’s Co-Founder/CTO and Splashtop’s Sr. Director of Security and Compliance discuss concerns about RDP and compare RDP with Splashtop solutions.

Read the full blog here:
Is RDP secure? A Chat with Splashtop’s CTO/Co-Founder and Jerry Hsieh, Sr. Director, Security & Compliance for Splashtop

General Advisory: ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus Vulnerability

Thursday, September 16, 2021

ManageEngine has released an important security update for ADSelfService Plus to fix a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability being tracked as CVE-2021-40539.

This vulnerability is known to be exploited in the wild.

System administrators are urged to apply updates immediately to avoid potential exploitation.

Important links:
CISA Alert: APT Actors Exploiting Newly Identified Vulnerability in ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus/a>
ADSelfService Plus 6114 Security Fix Release Notes

Microsoft Edge Security Update Released (93.0.961.52)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Microsoft Edge version 93.0.961.52 has been released.

This update contains fixes for critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited to take control of a vulnerable system.

Users should update as soon as possible to avoid potential exploitation.

Important links:
How to update Microsoft Edge web browser
Microsoft Edge Release Notes

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