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Internet Security - Beijing (WS13/14)

Tele-Teaching Lecture for Beijing University of Technology
Winter Semester 2013/14


"Internet Security - Weaknesses and Targets" gives a detailed introduction on problems concerning Internet and Intranet security. After starting with some remarks on risk analysis and computer crimes, security weaknesses and targets are discussed in detail. Besides, more introductions are provided on: human factor and technical failures, attacks on accounts and passwords, attacks on Internet protocol, misuse of design and programming errors, weaknesses in common operating systems, targets in the WWW, and viruses. The lecture concludes with the discussion on possibilities to detect attacks and intrusions and ethical issuses are introduced as well.


Every week 2 lecture units, each with bout 90 minutes (in english) are streamed over the internet. There will be an exercise sheet assigned every two weeks. At the end of the course there is an oral exam to evaluate each student.


Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (HPI & BJUT-Honorary Professor)


Date: Friday, 13:00 - 16:00 (Beijing Time)


Plan (last update: 20.12.2013):

  • 01.11.2013  

    • Internet Security: An Overview (01:05:48, link)
    • First Understanding of Internet and WWW  (01:27:34, link)

  • 08.11.2013 

    • Risk Analysis (01:02:53, link)
    • Cyber Crime: Criminals and Motives (00:23:37, link)
    • Hackers and Viruses (01:16:27, link)

  • 15.11.2013 
    • Human Factor and Technical Failures (00:33:32, link)
    • (Online) Reconnaissance (00:28:19, link
    • OS Fingerprinting (00:26:07, link)
    • Attacks on Accounts and Passwords (00:59:58, link)
  • 22.11.2013 
    • Weaknesses of Internet Protocols (1/2) (01:27:55, link)
    • Weaknesses of Internet Protocols (2/2) (01:22:22, link)
  • 29.11.2013
    • Design and Programming Errors (00:32:42, link)
    • Weaknesses in Unix/Linux (01:12:38, link)
  • 06.12.2013
    • Weaknesses in Windows and Mac OS X (01:17:32, link)
    • Weaknesses in the World Wide Web (1/2) (01:13:49, link)
  • 13.12.2013
    • Weaknesses in the World Wide Web (2/2) (01:03:41, link)
    • Wireless Security (01:24:32, link)
  • 20.12.2013
    • Detection of Attacks and Intrusions  (01:24:32, link)
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in Internet Security (01:08:49, link)

Onsite Q&A and Oral Examination

The second week in March 2014 



This is the 12th transmission of this tele-lecture. You can find the old materials here:

  • SS2013,
  • WS2011/12, WS2010/2011, WS2009/2010, WS2008/2009, WS2007/2008,
  • WS2006/2007, WS2005/2006, WS2004/2005, WS2003/2004, WS2002/2003