22908 CSC 3080A - 0 - Operating Systems

Spring 2012
Herbert J. Bernstein ( )

Quiz 10


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This is the tenth weekly quiz to be taken by Friday, 27 April 2012. It should take you between half an hour and 2 hours to answer the following questions. You should take this quiz after reading Chapters 21 and 22 in Anderson and finishing the rest of assignment 7.

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  1. What is Drive-by Pharming?

  2. Summarize four possible attacks on a local network that might result from an attacker gaining control over one PC on a local network.

  3. Explain SYN flooding.

  4. Explain DDoS attacks.

  5. What are rootkits?

  6. Summarize the available defenses against network attacks.

  7. Summarize the choices and effectiveness of various approaches to encryption to protect against network attacks.

  8. Summarize the options currently available to protect a work on a computer from unautorized copying on that computer.

  9. For credit worth one full quiz, think back over all you have learned about security and write a detailed essay on the most important considerations in how to maintain security for a manager of a networked system of computers in a business environment. Write this essay as dispassionate technical advice from an IT manager to the corporate board on the most important things to do and not to do in setting up the coporate computational and network infrastructure. Partial credit will be given, but full credit comes only manage to cover the most essential points in less than 500 words with a clear sense of priorities.

  10. Give the URLs for your essays and application design for assignment 7.

  11. State what your course project is and give its status. Give a detailed list of the tasks you need to perform to do the project, and for each task, give both what has been accomplished so far and what you still need to do to finish the project.

  12. Explain why most operating system code is written in C.

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Revised 23 April 2012