Accession Number:

ADA393619

Title:

Advisory Memorandum on Web Browser Security Vulnerabilities

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Virtually all major Web browsers have significant security flaws, making it possible for hackers to attack. These attacks run the gamut from simple denial of service, through theft of files and personal information, to full- fledged system penetration permitting the attacker to delete files, insert viruses, change information, and leave hidden monitoring programs. But Web browsers offer tremendous convenience and productivity advantages and their use will only accelerate in both industry and government. 2. This NSTISSAM outlines some of the steps you can take to lower your risk when browsing the Web and discusses the benefits and consequences of the security measures.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE