A Short Course on Computer Viruses

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Written by a pioneer in the field, this updated and expanded revision covers all aspects of computer viruses. New results include: analysis of the epidemiology of computer viruses, new forms of virus evolution that will render most current safeguards useless, strategy and tactics in virus defenses, assessment of synergistic effects in attack and defense. Features new chapters on LANs, international and 'good' viruses. Software includes a virus scanner, a password generator and checker, an 'integrity' shell to ...
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Overview

Written by a pioneer in the field, this updated and expanded revision covers all aspects of computer viruses. New results include: analysis of the epidemiology of computer viruses, new forms of virus evolution that will render most current safeguards useless, strategy and tactics in virus defenses, assessment of synergistic effects in attack and defense. Features new chapters on LANs, international and 'good' viruses. Software includes a virus scanner, a password generator and checker, an 'integrity' shell to test systems and much more. Packed with historical facts, anecdotes and authentic examples.

As the man who coined the term "computer virus, " Fred Cohen knows more about this phenomenon than anyone else. In this updated edition of his classic book on the topic, he provides a comprehensive, informative, and entertaining exploration of computer viruses. Cohen also discusses the latest developments in virus evolution, detection, and defense.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471007692
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/14/1994
  • Series: Professional Computing Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.53 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

About the author Dr. Frederick B. Cohen is widely known for his pioneering work on computer viruses and integrity maintenance mechanisms. His famous 1984 paper Computer Viruses—Theories and Experiments started the field of computer virus research, and is still one of the most widely cited papers in the computing field. In 1989, Dr. Cohen won the prestigious Information Technology Award for his research on computer viruses and development of practical integrity maintenance mechanisms for modern computer systems.
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Table of Contents

Computer Virus Basics.

Real-World Viruses.

Technical Protection from Viruses.

Nontechnical Defenses.

Some Analysis.

Strategy and Tactics in Virus Defense.

Finishing Up.

Appendices.

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