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>
twitter: @epepepep


Mac OS X v10.5.7: Cannot verify identity of website using custom Certificate Authority in Safari or Mail

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2747

If you are trying to import our internal IAS CA in MacOS 10.5.7, you may
run into some issues if you aren't using the command line. This article
may be of use to you.

Thanks,
ep

Mac OS X v10.5.7: Cannot verify identity of website using custom Certificate Authority in Safari or Mail

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2747

If you are trying to import our internal IAS CA in MacOS 10.5.7, you may
run into some issues if you aren't using the command line. This article
may be of use to you.

Thanks,
ep

Linux Kernel 'e1000/e1000_main.c' Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35185/info

"The Linux kernel is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability.

Attackers can exploit this issue via crafted packets to cause a kernel
panic, denying service to legitimate users."

Multiple 2.6 kernel versions. Since this could lead to a major denial
of service, it is recommended that machines using the e1000 driver be
patched as soon as possible.

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