Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for January 2020 to include 334 vulnerability fixes across multiple products. The company also continues to receive reports of remote attackers attempting to maliciously exploit unpatched vulnerabilities.
Microsoft issued the January 2020 Security Updates that include 49 unique vulnerability fixes, 8 of those rated critical and 29 rated important. One of the patches addresses a CryptoAPI Spoofing vulnerability CVE-2020-0601. DHS CISA also issued an emergency directive with recommendations to patch this Windows CryptoAPI, Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway), and Windows Remote Desktop Client.
The time has finally arrived. Microsoft Windows 7 and multiple versions of Windows Server 2008 have reached end of support today, January 14, 2020. As a result, customers will no longer receive technical support and software updates for those products as of today.
On May 12, 2017, the now infamous WannaCry ransomware burst onto the worldwide scene on its way to infecting over 200,000 systems and 150 countries in just 3 days. NHS hospitals in the UK operations ground to a halt. Petya malware followed suit soon afterwards by targeting and ransacking systems in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe before spreading to other countries.
Cisco has released security updates for Webex, IOS, and other products. Two of the vulnerabilities are rated High severity and should be prioritized.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a new warning that attackers continue to target unpatched Pulse Secure VPN systems.
Juniper Networks has released security advisories to fix vulnerabilities on multiple products this week.
Just a day after releasing Firefox 72, the Mozilla Foundation released a new security update 72.0.1 that addresses a critical security vulnerability under active attack.
Google has released Chrome 79.0.3945.117 for Windows, Mac and Linux. The update includes three security fixes. The company also added a Chrome browser update for Android.
Travelex was hit with a major ramsomware attack on New Years eve. The cyber attacks forced the company to take down all computers and revert to use pen and paper.