Welcome to the Network Security website at the IAS

This website is intended to bring you the latest news, how to's, tools and resources in Information Security.  Security Awareness of our Faculty, Members and Staff is key in creating a safer computing environment.

The three major Principles of Information Security, Availability, Integrity and Confidentiality, will be covered throughout the security awareness program at the Institute.  For a description of these principles, please see our About section.

In keeping with the spirit of the Institute, I encourage questions and open discussions about security.  And if you discover anything out of the ordinary, please feel free to bring it to my attention so that we can work together to create a more productive, safer environment.

Thanks,
Brian Epstein <security@ias.edu>

 

Android browser vulnerable to Cross Application Scripting

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-browser-vulnerable-
to-Cross-Application-Scripting-1317645.html

"IBM researchers have found that it is possible for third party
applications to inject JavaScript code into instances of the Android
browser. According to a paper published by the researchers, the
vulnerability exists in Android 2.3.4 and 3.1 and is believed to exist
in earlier versions.

Android browser vulnerable to Cross Application Scripting

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-browser-vulnerable-
to-Cross-Application-Scripting-1317645.html

"IBM researchers have found that it is possible for third party
applications to inject JavaScript code into instances of the Android
browser. According to a paper published by the researchers, the
vulnerability exists in Android 2.3.4 and 3.1 and is believed to exist
in earlier versions.

Chrome 13.0.782.107 Released

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/08/stable-channel-
update.html

Google released a new version of the Chrome browser for Windows, Mac,
and Linux which introduces many new features and addresses 30 unique
CVEs (14 rated "high", 9 "medium", and 7 "low").

"Thanks again to all the security researchers we work with. There are
$17,000 of rewards in this patch, which is possibly the best haul yet."

Chrome 13.0.782.107 Released

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/08/stable-channel-
update.html

Google released a new version of the Chrome browser for Windows, Mac,
and Linux which introduces many new features and addresses 30 unique
CVEs (14 rated "high", 9 "medium", and 7 "low").

"Thanks again to all the security researchers we work with. There are
$17,000 of rewards in this patch, which is possibly the best haul yet."

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