Computers

Elements of Computer Security

Author: David Salomon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 375

View: 658

As our society grows ever more reliant on computers, so it also becomes more vulnerable to computer crime. Cyber attacks have been plaguing computer users since the 1980s, and computer security experts are predicting that smart telephones and other mobile devices will also become the targets of cyber security threats in the future. Developed from the author's successful Springer guide to Foundations of Computer Security, this accessible textbook/reference is fully updated and enhanced with resources for students and tutors. Topics and features: examines the physical security of computer hardware, networks, and digital data; introduces the different forms of rogue software (or malware), discusses methods for preventing and defending against malware, and describes a selection of viruses, worms and Trojans in detail; investigates the important threats to network security, and explores the subjects of authentication, spyware, and identity theft; discusses issues of privacy and trust in the online world, including children's privacy and safety; includes appendices which discuss the definition, meaning, and history of the term hacker, introduce the language of "l33t Speak", and provide a detailed virus timeline; provides numerous exercises and examples throughout the text, in addition to a Glossary of terms used in the book; supplies additional resources at the associated website, http://www.DavidSalomon.name/, including an introduction to cryptography, and answers to the exercises. Clearly and engagingly written, this concise textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate classes on computer security. The book is mostly non-mathematical, and is suitable for anyone familiar with the basic concepts of computers and computations.
Computers

Networking For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 995

Set up a secure network at home or the office Fully revised to cover Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019, this new edition of the trusted Networking For Dummies helps both beginning network administrators and home users to set up and maintain a network. Updated coverage of broadband and wireless technologies, as well as storage and back-up procedures, ensures that you’ll learn how to build a wired or wireless network, secure and optimize it, troubleshoot problems, and much more. From connecting to the Internet and setting up a wireless network to solving networking problems and backing up your data—this #1 bestselling guide covers it all. Build a wired or wireless network Secure and optimize your network Set up a server and manage Windows user accounts Use the cloud—safely Written by a seasoned technology author—and jam-packed with tons of helpful step-by-step instructions—this is the book network administrators and everyday computer users will turn to again and again.
Computers

eScience on Distributed Computing Infrastructure

Author: Marian Bubak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 538

View: 443

To help researchers from different areas of science understand and unlock the potential of the Polish Grid Infrastructure and to define their requirements and expectations, the following 13 pilot communities have been organized and involved in the PLGrid Plus project: Acoustics, AstroGrid-PL, Bioinformatics, Ecology, Energy Sector, Health Sciences, HEPGrid, Life Science, Materials, Metallurgy, Nanotechnologies, Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Physics, and SynchroGrid. The book describes the experience and scientific results achieved by the project partners. Chapters 1 to 8 provide a general overview of research and development activities in the framework of the project with emphasis on services for different scientific areas and an update on the status of the PL-Grid infrastructure, describing new developments in security and middleware. Chapters 9 to 13 discuss new environments and services which may be applied by all scientific communities. Chapters 14 to 36 present how the PLGrid Plus environments, tools and services are used in advanced domain specific computer simulations; these chapters present computational models, new algorithms, and ways in which they are implemented. The book also provides a glossary of terms and concepts. This book may serve as a resource for researchers, developers and system administrators working on efficient exploitation of available e-infrastructures, promoting collaboration and exchange of ideas in the process of constructing a common European e-infrastructure.
Computers

Securing Citrix XenApp Server in the Enterprise

Author: Tariq Azad

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 956

Citrix Presentation Server allows remote users to work off a network server as if they weren't remote. That means: Incredibly fast access to data and applications for users, no third party VPN connection, and no latency issues. All of these features make Citrix Presentation Server a great tool for increasing access and productivity for remote users. Unfortunately, these same features make Citrix just as dangerous to the network it's running on. By definition, Citrix is granting remote users direct access to corporate servers?..achieving this type of access is also the holy grail for malicious hackers. To compromise a server running Citrix Presentation Server, a hacker need not penetrate a heavily defended corporate or government server. They can simply compromise the far more vulnerable laptop, remote office, or home office of any computer connected to that server by Citrix Presentation Server. All of this makes Citrix Presentation Server a high-value target for malicious hackers. And although it is a high-value target, Citrix Presentation Servers and remote workstations are often relatively easily hacked, because they are often times deployed by overworked system administrators who haven't even configured the most basic security features offered by Citrix. "The problem, in other words, isn't a lack of options for securing Citrix instances; the problem is that administrators aren't using them." (eWeek, October 2007). In support of this assertion Security researcher Petko D. Petkov, aka "pdp", said in an Oct. 4 posting that his recent testing of Citrix gateways led him to "tons" of "wide-open" Citrix instances, including 10 on government domains and four on military domains. * The most comprehensive book published for system administrators providing step-by-step instructions for a secure Citrix Presentation Server. * Special chapter by Security researcher Petko D. Petkov'aka "pdp detailing tactics used by malicious hackers to compromise Citrix Presentation Servers. * Companion Web site contains custom Citrix scripts for administrators to install, configure, and troubleshoot Citrix Presentation Server.
Computers

Networking All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Doug Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 992

View: 780

Becoming a master of networking has never been easier Whether you're in charge of a small network or a large network, Networking All-in-One is full of the information you’ll need to set up a network and keep it functioning. Fully updated to capture the latest Windows 10 releases through Spring 2018, this is the comprehensive guide to setting up, managing, and securing a successful network. Inside, nine minibooks cover essential, up-to-date information for networking in systems such as Windows 10 and Linux, as well as best practices for security, mobile and cloud-based networking, and much more. Serves as a single source for the most-often needed network administration information Covers the latest trends in networking Get nine detailed and easy-to-understand networking minibooks in one affordable package Networking All-in-One For Dummies is the perfect beginner’s guide as well as the professional’s ideal reference book.
Computers

Hacking Exposed Mobile

Author: Neil Bergman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 163

Proven security tactics for today's mobile apps, devices, and networks "A great overview of the new threats created by mobile devices. ...The authors have heaps of experience in the topics and bring that to every chapter." -- Slashdot Hacking Exposed Mobile continues in the great tradition of the Hacking Exposed series, arming business leaders and technology practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the latest attacks and countermeasures--so they can leverage the power of mobile platforms while ensuring that security risks are contained." -- Jamil Farshchi, Senior Business Leader of Strategic Planning and Initiatives, VISA Identify and evade key threats across the expanding mobile risk landscape. Hacking Exposed Mobile: Security Secrets & Solutions covers the wide range of attacks to your mobile deployment alongside ready-to-use countermeasures. Find out how attackers compromise networks and devices, attack mobile services, and subvert mobile apps. Learn how to encrypt mobile data, fortify mobile platforms, and eradicate malware. This cutting-edge guide reveals secure mobile development guidelines, how to leverage mobile OS features and MDM to isolate apps and data, and the techniques the pros use to secure mobile payment systems. Tour the mobile risk ecosystem with expert guides to both attack and defense Learn how cellular network attacks compromise devices over-the-air See the latest Android and iOS attacks in action, and learn how to stop them Delve into mobile malware at the code level to understand how to write resilient apps Defend against server-side mobile attacks, including SQL and XML injection Discover mobile web attacks, including abuse of custom URI schemes and JavaScript bridges Develop stronger mobile authentication routines using OAuth and SAML Get comprehensive mobile app development security guidance covering everything from threat modeling to iOS- and Android-specific tips Get started quickly using our mobile pen testing and consumer security checklists
Computers

Writing Secure Code

Author: Michael Howard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 477

View: 905

Aimed at software designers, architects, developers, and testers, discusses how to create secure applications in the development, design, writing, and testing stages.
Computers

Computer Health Made Easy V.3 - Clean Sweep, Cleaning Up Your Computer

Author: M Osterhoudt

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 15

View: 176

Just like we need to keep our house clean and junk free, we also need to do this with our computer. Once a month, you need to give your computer a good cleaning inside and out freeing it of dust, unneeded files, unused programs, cookies, temporary files and nasty “bugs” that invade your pc. This monthly ritual will keep your computer running like new and problem free. “Computer Health Made Easy” comes in four easy eBook versions: Computer Heath Made Easy V.1 – Simple Tips to Keep Your Computer Virus Free, “Computer Health Made Easy V.2 –Beware of the “Wares”, Adware, Malware and Spyware”, “Computer Health Made Easy V.3 – Clean Sweep, Cleaning Up Your Computer” and “Computer Health Made Easy V.4 –Simple Safeguards to Protect Your Privacy Online”. Get all four to easily keep your computer clean, healthy and running smooth.