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Internet Security (WS2006/07)


Internet Security-Weaknesses & Targets
Wintersemester 2006

Lecture - Abstract

"Internet Security II - Weaknesses and Targets" is based on "Internet Security I - Internet Technology" respectively on "Technical Basics of WWW" and gives a detailed introduction into 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. Beside others the following topics are discussed in detail: 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 course concludes with a discussion about the possibilities to detect attacks and intrusions and also describes ethical issuses.


Tutor of the exercise and practical course:

  • Dirk Cordel

Lecture dates: every Wednesday 8:30- 10:00 (first lecture on october 18th)

Further important dates

Date for examination:  January 9, 2007, 11:00 A-1.1

Date for oral examination: Febuary 23, 2007 8:00-10:00 A-1.11

Exercise dates: every Tuesday: 11:00-12:30 A-1.2

Dates for practical course: Friday: 13:30-16:45 A-1.1
Organisation of the lecture course:

The lecture starts october 18th and finishs february 7th. Every week a 90 minutes lecture (in english) is streamed over the internet. Students have to solve and submit their exercises weekly. 50 % of the maximum points (in 1st and 2nd half of semester) are needed to be able to do the oral examination at the end of the semester.


  • WWW (Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack) for repetition of the WWW basics


  • IT-Crackdown (Othmar Kyas, Markus A Campo)

Tele-Task website with the recorded lectures:


Website for practical course: