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.

Brian Epstein <security@ias.edu>
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Microsoft Windows Animated Cursor Handling Vulnerability

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/191609 - It appears that a buffer overflow vulnerability is exploitable in using animated cursors that can be found on various websites and in emails. This affects versions of Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Vista. The vulnerability allows for automatic opening of malicious websites and exection of code. Active exploitation of the vulnerability is currently ongoing.