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By Randy J. Boyle, Raymond Panko

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<p style="margin: 0px;">Boyle/Panko presents a powerful company concentration besides an outstanding technical realizing of protection instruments. this article offers readers the IT defense talents they want for the workplace.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">This variation is extra enterprise targeted and comprises extra hands-on initiatives, assurance of instant and information defense, and case studies.
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E539. FIGURE 1-6 Code for the ILOVEYOU Virus Malware A generic name for any “evil software” Viruses Programs that attach themselves to legitimate programs on the victim’s machine Spread today primarily by e-mail Also by instant messaging, file transfers, etc. Worms Full programs that do not attach themselves to other programs Also spread by e-mail, instant messaging, and file transfers In addition, direct-propagation worms can jump to from one computer to another without human intervention on the receiving computer Computer must have a vulnerability for direct propagation to work Direct-propagation worms can spread extremely rapidly Blended Threats Malware propagates in several ways—like worms, viruses, compromised webpages containing mobile code, etc.

In the News When scientists and engineers change jobs, there is always a danger that they will take trade secret information with them. One former DuPont research scientist admitted downloading trade secrets worth $400 million. Only when he announced his intention to leave was his downloading behavior analyzed. The analysis found that he had downloaded 16,700 documents and even more abstract—15 times the volume of the second-highest downloader. 26 Employee Extortion In some cases, an employee or ex-employee will use his or her ability to damage systems or access confidential information to extort the firm.

B. c. d. e. f. g. Mobile Code When you download a webpage, it may contain executable code as well as text, images, sounds, and video. This is called mobile code because it executes on whatever machine downloads the webpage. Javascript is a popular language for writing mobile code. Microsoft Active X controls are also popular. In most cases, mobile code is innocent and often is necessary if a user wishes to use a website’s functionality. However, if (and only if) the computer has the vulnerability used by a particular piece of mobile code, hostile mobile code will be able to exploit this vulnerability.

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