Cisco Releases Security Updates

Original release date: October 17, 2018

Cisco has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting Cisco products. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourag…

Original release date: October 17, 2018

Cisco has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting Cisco products. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Cisco Security Advisories and Alerts webpage and apply the necessary updates.


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Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

$500 service couples the security of a private server with the reliability of the cloud.

Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

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There’s no doubt that Gmail has changed the way we consume email. It’s free, it gives most of us all the storage we’ll ever need, and it does a better job than most in weeding out spam and malware. But there’s a cost to all of this. The advertising model that makes this cost-free service possible means some of our most sensitive messages are being scanned for clues about who we are, what we care about, and what we do both online and offline. There’s also the possibility of Google either being hacked or legally compelled to turn over contents.

On Wednesday, a Seattle-based startup called Helm is launching a service designed to make it easy for people to securely take control of their email and other personal data. The company provides a small custom-built server that connects to a user's home or small-office network and sends, receives, and manages email, contacts, and calendars. Helm plans to offer photo storage and other services later.

With a 120GB solid-state drive, a three-minute setup, and the ability to store encrypted disk images that can only be decrypted by customers, Helm says its service provides the ease and reliability of Gmail and its tightly coupled contacts and calendar services. The startup is betting that people will be willing to pay $500 per year to be able to host some of their most precious assets in their own home.

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Four Year Old libssh Bug Leaves Servers Wide Open

A fairly serious 4-year old libssh bug has left servers vulnerable to remote compromise, fortunately, the attack surface isn’t that big as neither OpenSSH or the GitHub implementation are affected.

The bug is in the not so widely used libSSH library, …

Four Year Old libssh Bug Leaves Servers Wide Open

A fairly serious 4-year old libssh bug has left servers vulnerable to remote compromise, fortunately, the attack surface isn’t that big as neither OpenSSH or the GitHub implementation are affected.

The bug is in the not so widely used libSSH library, not to be confused with libssh2 or OpenSSH – which are very widely used.

There’s a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of a vulnerable server.

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