Cybersecurity Newsletter January 2020

As cybersecurity is an evolving business challenge with new threats emerging all the time, we are focused on helping our audience stay up-to-date on current threats.

This newsletter summarises some of the recent risks threatening businesses today.

NSA Reveals Severe Flaw in Windows 10

Microsoft has released a security patch for the severe flaw found by the NSA in its Windows 10 operating systems. The flaw was found in the usermode cryptographic library, CRYPT32.DLL, that affects Windows 10 systems. As stated by the NSA, "exploitation of the vulnerability allows attackers to defeat trusted network connections and deliver executable code while appearing as legitimately trusted entities."

It is advised that you apply the latest patches as quickly as possible. If you need help to protect your business data, contact Huon IT. For more information, click here.

Citrix Vulnerability

Citrix has issued its first set of patches fixing a flaw identified as CVE-2019-19781 on 17 December 2019.

This flaw affected Citrix’s Application Delivery Controller (ADC) load and application balancer, and the Citrix Gateway Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliance (previously known as the NetScaler ADC or NetScaler Gateway).

As the vulnerability already has a working PoC, it's critical that the updates are installed.

Permanent fixes for ADC versions 11.1 and 12.0 are available as downloads. Fixes will be available for other versions this week.

For more information, click here.

Firmware Update

A reminder to update your firmware on your Android and iOS devices. New firmware often fixes bugs, contains new features, and may protect you from security vulnerabilities.

More Information

If you would like more information about Huon IT's Cybersecurity services, please click here. If you need any help addressing these issues within your business, please don’t hesitate to contact Huon IT support on help@huonit.com.au or call 1300 HUON SD.

Security & Networking