The next group meeting will be on 16th December in Stirling. The venue and agenda are still to be confirmed so more information will follow as soon as we have it.
Microsoft has patched a critical bug in its software that had existed for 19 years.
IBM researchers found the bug which has been present since Windows 95 and have been working with Microsoft to fix it, the full story can be read on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30019976
Drupal Core – Highly Critical – Public Service announcement – PSA-2014-003
“This Public Service Announcement is a follow up to SA-CORE-2014-005 – Drupal core – SQL injection. This is not an announcement of a new vulnerability in Drupal.
Automated attacks began compromising Drupal 7 websites that were not patched or updated to Drupal 7.32 within hours of the announcement of SA-CORE-2014-005 – Drupal core – SQL injection. You should proceed under the assumption that every Drupal 7 website was compromised unless updated or patched before Oct 15th, 11pm UTC, that is 7 hours after the announcement.”
Our next group meeting with be Thursday 30th October and will be hosted by West Lothian Council.
Invites, venue, any special directions and agenda will be sent out via the Security Group distribution mailing list as normal.
So we’re off and running.
The Scottish Local Government Security Group, or Local Authority to us North of the Border has a new home, we’re currently putting the finishing touches to our WARP website.
Over the coming weeks more information on the group, it’s members and purpose will appear here.