Vulnerability Analysis and Defense for the Internet

Vulnerability Analysis and Defense for the Internet

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Vulnerability analysis, also known as vulnerability assessment, is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in a computer, network, or an application. In addition, vulnerability analysis can forecast the effectiveness of proposed countermeasures and evaluate their actual effectiveness after they are put into use. Vulnerability Analysis and Defense for the Internet provides packet captures, flow charts and psuedo code, which enable a user to identify if an application/protocol is vulnerable. If an application is vulnerable, then a user will be able to understand the complexity, and the theory behind the vulnerability. This edited volume also includes case studies where latest exploits are discussed.Spyware providers often pay royalty to any entity that enables their software to be installed on additional computers. A review of ... The table show in figure 16.0 provides a list of spyware that exploit different vulnerabilities in applications to install themselves on victim machines. ... Spyware can execute remote code or can cause a denial of service attack based on the type of vulnerability in the software.

Title:Vulnerability Analysis and Defense for the Internet
Author: Abhishek Singh, B. Singh, H. Joseph
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-01-24

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