Important Security Updates
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 22.214.171.124 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Comodo Free Firewall: Comodo has released version 10.0.1.6223 of its free firewall and antivirus. Updates are available from Comodo’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 24.4.17 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Opera: Opera has released version 44.0.2510.1449. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199
Adobe Reader DC 2017.009.20044
Dropbox 24.4.17 [Citadel warns against relying on security of Dropbox or other cloud-based file exchange systems. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted with a program like Axcrypt; encryption keys be at least 15 characters long; and the master Dropbox [or other] password be at least 15 characters long and different from other passwords.]
Firefox 53.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 58.0.3029.81
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18639
Java SE 8 Update 131 [Citadel recommends removing or disabling Java from your browser. Java is a major source of cyber criminal exploits. It is not needed for most internet browsing. If you have a particular web site that requires Java, Citadel recommends using a two-browser approach to minimize risk. If you normally browse the Web with Firefox, for example, disable the Java plugin in Firefox and use an alternative browser — such as Chrome, IE9, Safari, etc — with Java enabled to browse only the sites that require it.]
Microsoft Edge 40.15063.0.0
QuickTime 7.7.9 [Citadel recommends removing QuickTime. On April 14, 2016 US-CERT advised Microsoft Windows users to remove QuickTime. This followed a report in ars technica that Apple has no plans to update the Windows app despite at least two reliable QuickTime vulnerabilities that threaten Windows users who still have the program installed.]
Safari 10.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in OpenSSL Affecting Cisco Products, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
McAfee: McAfee has released an update for its Threat Intelligence Exchange (TIE) server. Additional details are available on McAfee’s website.