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MCNC Security Advisory 2015.001

2015-08-21 - In August 2015, details began to emerge about an increase in network traffic using the RPC Portmapper service. Research into this increase in traffic patterns indicates that attackers are starting to abuse systems with open RPC Portmapper services to direct large volumes of attack traffic at their intended targets. Read More

MCNC Security Advisory 2014.004

2014-10-15 - A weakness has been identified in version 3.0 of the SSL protocol used to encrypt and secure connections between connected systems on the Internet. Attackers can leverage this weakness to steal information from encrypted sessions. Read More

MCNC Security Advisory 2014.003

2014-09-25 - The Bash shell is a popular command line interpreter used for executing system commands in a Unix or Linux (or similar) environment. It is widely deployed and used on many servers and workstations, and is the default shell for Mac OS X systems and most popular Linux distributions. Read More

MCNC Security Advisory 2014.002

2014-04-08 - OpenSSL is a popular cryptographic software library used to provide SSL/TLS encryption services on the Internet. It is widely used and deployed to secure web servers, VPN remote access systems, and a number of other protected applications and web services. Read More

MCNC Security Advisory 2014.001

2014-01-28 - In late December 2013, details began to emerge about an increase in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks leveraging a weakness in older versions of Network Time Protocol (NTP) server software. The weakness allows an attacker to send requests to vulnerable NTP servers and cause those servers to direct large volumes of data at intended targets. Read More