Homework 1

Due Date: April 10, 2001
Points: 100

This assignment tries to put you in the right frame of mind for the human element of computer security.

Please select any non-computer science book that takes a point of view and twists it unexpectedly. The twist may be an invalidation of an assumption, exploiting a weakness in a system, or just an unusual view of a situation that reveals something previously unknown, or that shows the situation is not as it seems. Then, write at most 1 page (60 lines) about the twist and how it relates to the assumptions that characters in the book (or targets of the twist) make, as well as how the twist illustrates the placement of trust.

When you turn in your homework, submit it through handin. Please put the following at the top of the file:

Name: your real name
Login: your UCD login name
Identifier: last 6 digits of your student ID
Homework: 1
Biblio: Author, Title, Publisher, Year

your write-up here

Matt Bishop
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