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(Wintersemester 2002/2003)

Internet Security - Weaknesses and Targets

Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Christoph Meinel

FB IV - Computer Science, University of Trier, D-54286 Trier, Germany

In this lecture course questions are treated around Internet architecture and Internet-Security. Chapter 1 gives an introduction into risk analysis of computer crime.
In Chapter 2, the function mode and architecture of Internet and Intranets are discussed in detail:

  • Internet Protocols-, TCP, ...
  • Addressing and DNS,
  • Internet Protocol Next Generation -Ipv6,
  • Internet Services - WWW, Email, News, FTP, Telnet, ...
  • IPSec-Protocols,
  • Directory Services - LDAP,
  • Multimedia.

Then, in Part 3 of the lecture course, based on a well-funded understanding of the TCP/IP-protocol, weak points and targets of Internet and Intranets are discussed like

  • Human Factor - Social Hacking,
  • Collecting System Information,
  • Account- and Password Attacks,
  • Attacks on the IP-, TCP-, UDP-, and Application Level
  • Design- and Programming Errors,
  • Weaknesses in UNIX/Linux and in Windows NT/2000,
  • Attacks on Web-Server.

The lecture course starts on 29th October and finishes on 21th February. It takes two times 2 hours a week and is adapted for students of computer science, business computer science and mathematics, as well as for listeners who are interested in questions of Internet and Internet Security. The lecture course will be presented in English and transferred online as teleteaching into the Internet. Due to an agreement with the dean of the computer science department of the Beijing University of Technology ( Beijing Tech, China), this lecture course is part of the curriculum of computer science students from this University too. .

Organisation of the lecture course:

Room:in Trier Room V 302     and in Beijing Room ...
Time: Tuesday: 8.15 - 9.45 ( central-european time)     and 15.15 - 16.45 ( Asian time)
  Thursday: 8.15 - 9.45 (central-European time)      and 15.15 - 16.45 (Asian time)

Students have to solve and to submit their exercises weekly.
Exercise discussion in Trier:
Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00 (Room C 4)
Exercises can be downloaded and solved through a web-interface.
Discussion forums are also provided.