Advanced Linux/Unix Security

COM SCI X 417.29F

This course explores local, network, and application security and covers firewalling, scanning and fingerprinting, monitoring and detection, tunneling, spoofing, packet injection, and covert-channel steganography.

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  • Learn network security including firewalling, scanning, and fingerprinting, monitoring and detection, tunneling, spoofing, packet injection, and covert-channel steganography

About this course:

This course explores local, network, and application security. Local security encompasses BIOS, bootloader, and OS authentication; OS resource permissions and process user IDs; password strength and cracking; encrypted remote backup; remote logging and log analysis; service trimming; encrypted filesystems; and cryptography. In mathematical detail, study the DES, RSA, and Diffie-Hellman algorithms. Topics include the gpg implementation of public-key cryptography. Instruction thoroughly covers network security including firewalling, scanning and fingerprinting, monitoring and detection, tunneling, spoofing, packet injection, and covert-channel steganography. Also study iptables, nmap, netcat, wireshark, and ssh. Shorewall, snort, ntop, nessus, stunnel, OpenVPN, ettercap, and hping. Applications have both general vulnerabilities and their own peculiar security considerations. Instruction details a stack overflow to exemplify a generally exploitable vulnerability, and showcases at least one major application (apache, vsfpd, BIND) for its individual weaknesses and configuration recommendations for security.

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