Entries by Simon Williams

Apple Software – Critical WebKit Vulnerability: CVE-2023-37450

Apple has recently released a number of security advisories to address a zero-day vulnerability in Safari, iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Ventura. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability (being tracked as CVE-2023-37450) to achieve remote code execution. It has been reported that this vulnerability is being actively exploited, which means that attackers are currently using this […]

Critical Vulnerability in Fortinet FortiGate Firewalls: Immediate Action Required

A critical security flaw was identified on Sunday 11th June 2023 in Fortinet FortiGate firewalls that could potentially be exploited by threat actors to achieve remote code execution.   IMPORTANT UPDATE from Fortinet June 12th: https://www.fortiguard.com/psirt/FG-IR-23-097   Details This vulnerability, formally tracked as CVE-2023-27997, is reachable pre-authentication, on every SSL VPN appliance. In simple terms, […]

URGENT ALERT: Papercut Vulnerabilities

Two vulnerability reports were recently made public regarding high/critical severity security issues in PaperCut MF/NG. (Latest update May 9th) It has been observed that multiple threat actors including nation states are exploiting unpatched servers in the wild. While initial attacks were targeting critical infrastructure (primarily in the US), current threat actor activity appears to be […]

Be Internet Safety Awesome … Start Them Young!

I, like many others, am currently home schooling. I have two gorgeous boys, but my god it’s tough working, especially with it just being the three of us… In the muddled, jumbled up world of working and schooling, security (funnily enough) is still high up on my list. And something I thought I would share, […]

Application Control

In my last article I wrote about malware-free attacks… This time I wanted to mention something you probably already have, but just don’t know. And that can help with those types of attacks. I work with a lot of customers who have Sophos Central. Amazing product, with so much more to it than most people […]

How to spot Phishing and prevent being a victim

The Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting changes in the way we now work and live has lead to a feeding frenzy among Cybercriminals. Phishing attacks have ramped-up by over 667% in March alone and scammers are finding more and more creative ways to prey on vulnerable victims. In the UK, we have all received a […]

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