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


Three plugin vulnerabilities in Wordpress could allow for remote system compromise.

http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/89228/from/atom10 - It appears that three plugins by the same author are suceptible to attack: myFlash, wordTube and wp-Table. Upgrading to the latest version or removing them from the system is the best bet for protection.

Three plugin vulnerabilities in Wordpress could allow for remote system compromise.

http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/89228/from/atom10 - It appears that three plugins by the same author are suceptible to attack: myFlash, wordTube and wp-Table. Upgrading to the latest version or removing them from the system is the best bet for protection.

Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities 2007-004

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305391 - This is the second security update in as many months from Apple targetting Mac OS 10.3.9 through 10.4.9. This update fixes various vulnerabilities in the Macintosh operating system and related applications. There has been one IAS related report of difficulty with this update that required multiple reboots to resolve. It is recommended that this patch be tested and your users updated about the issues.

Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities 2007-004

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305391 - This is the second security update in as many months from Apple targetting Mac OS 10.3.9 through 10.4.9. This update fixes various vulnerabilities in the Macintosh operating system and related applications. There has been one IAS related report of difficulty with this update that required multiple reboots to resolve. It is recommended that this patch be tested and your users updated about the issues.

Apple Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities 2007-004

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305391 - This is the second security update in as many months from Apple targetting Mac OS 10.3.9 through 10.4.9. This update fixes various vulnerabilities in the Macintosh operating system and related applications. There has been one IAS related report of difficulty with this update that required multiple reboots to resolve. It is recommended that this patch be tested and your users updated about the issues.

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