Malicious Software

This course examines malicious software detection and malicious software defenses including tripwire and signature software techniques. Viruses, worms and Trojan horses, logic bombs and malicious CGI scripts will be discussed. Students will review the anatomy of well-known viruses and worms to understand how they work. Mobile code issues as they apply to web and application technologies and resulting insecurities will be discussed in detail. Students will then review the underlying methodologies used by the anti-virus vendors and freeware offerings to protect electronic assets from harm or other compromise. Prerequisite CS-620 or waiver. (3) NOTE: Students enrolled in this course incur an additional lab fee of $100.

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