Microsoft released the March 2020 Security Updates that include 115 unique vulnerability fixes, 26 of those rated critical. This is the largest patch release in Microsoft's history. Microsoft also issued guidance and a new security update to fix an SMBv3 RCE vulnerability dubbed SMBGhost.
The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 74 that addresses multiple vulnerabilities. Attackers could exploit some of the vulnerabilities to take control of impacted systems.
Security experts from the United Kingdom (UK) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a security advisory urging users to secure internet-connected cameras, such as home smart cameras and baby monitors.
Researchers at the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) have released details on a critical Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon (pppd) vulnerability CVE-2020-8597.
Cisco has released security patches for Email Security Appliance, Webex, Prime Network Registrar, Intelligent Proximity and other products. Four of the vulnerabilities are High risk and another eight are rated Medium severity.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released new guidelines to assist organizations in securing Content Management Systems (CMS). The guidelines include good mitigation advice in areas of patching, account management, hardening and monitoring to name a few.
Google has released Chrome 80.0.3987.132 for Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as a new version of Chrome for Android.
Security experts are warning of a rapidly growing threat where cybercriminals are targeting mobile phones to manipulate and quickly profit from them. To make matters worse, their malicious activities are becoming harder to uncover.
"Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran lost nearly $400,000 to a phishing scam late last month after scammers tricked people in her office into wiring funds to a bank in Germany. The good news is Corcoran ended up recovering the funds before the money could be transferred to the fraudster's bank account in China.
Walgreens has disclosed that a flaw in the personal secure messaging feature of its mobile app allowed unauthorized access to personal data stored in a Walgreens database. The company also said the issue did not impact financial data and affected a small number of customers.