Final Study Guide

This is simply a guide of topics that I consider fair game for the final. I don’t promise to ask you about them all, or about any of these in particular; but I may very well ask you about any of these.

  1. Anything from the Study Guide for Midterm
  2. Integrity Models
    1. Biba’s models
    2. Clark-Wilson model
  3. Cryptography
    1. Types of attacks: ciphertext only, known plaintext, chosen plaintext
    2. Caesar cipher, Vigenère cipher, one-time pad, DES
    3. Public key cryptosystems; RSA
    4. Confidentiality and authentication with secret key and public key systems
  4. Key Distribution Protocols
    1. Kerberos and Needham-Schroeder
    2. Certificates and public key infrastructure
  5. Passwords (selection, storage, attacks, aging)
    1. One-way hash functions (cryptographic hash functions)
    2. UNIX password scheme, what the salt is and its role
    3. Password selection, aging
    4. Challenge-response schemes
    5. Attacking authentication systems: guessing passwords, spoofing system, countermeasures
  6. Identity
    1. UNIX real, effective, saved, login UIDs
    2. Host names and addresses
    3. Cookies and state
    4. Anonymous remailers
  7. Access Control
    1. ACLs, C-Lists, lock-and-key
    2. UNIX protection scheme
    3. Multiple levels of privilege
    4. MULTICS ring protection scheme
    5. firewalls
  8. Computerized Vermin
    1. Trojan horse, computer virus
    2. Computer worm
    3. Bacteria, logic bomb
    4. Countermeasures

Version of March 13, 2006 at 10:08 PM

You can also obtain a PDF version of this.