Social Security Administration Designates March 5 as National ‘Slam the Scam’ Day

Original release date: March 4, 2020

In association with the Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has designated March 5 as National “Slam the Scam” Day to educate Americans about telephone scammers impersonating government employees. These scammers aim to gain potential victims’ trust and steal their money and personally identifiable information.  
 
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds consumers:

  • Government agencies will never call or text you unsolicited and demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action;
  • Government agencies will never ask you to pay fines or fees with retail gift cards, prepaid debit cards, wire transfers, internet currency, or by mailing cash; and
  • If you receive these calls or texts, hang up or ignore them, and talk to friends and family to make sure they do the same.

CISA encourages all Americans to visit the SSA’s Slam the Scam webpage, review CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks, and participate in the online events scheduled throughout the day.

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Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome

Original release date: March 4, 2020

Google has released Chrome version 80.0.3987.132 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates.

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ACSC Releases Securing Content Management Systems Guide

Original release date: March 4, 2020

 

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released a cybersecurity guide outlining strategies for identifying and minimizing risks to web servers from installed content management systems (CMS). This guidance provides effective mitigation strategies organizations can use to better protect their external-facing systems from cyber network exploitation.

 

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages administrators to review ACSC’s Securing Content Management Systems to learn how to improve CMS security.

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