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Week 10 – Discussion

Many people believe that the use of biometrics is an invasion of privacy. For example, an eye scanning device records the inner structure of a person’s eye and stores that image in a database. Critics worry that databases of human traits used to maintain corporate security may actually pose a privacy threat to individuals, if such data were used in other ways. In your view, are such concerns justified? Why or why not?

Writing Assignment – Wk 10

Some common biometric techniques include:

  1. Fingerprint recognition
  2. Signature dynamics
  3. Iris scanning
  4. Retina scanning
  5. Voice prints
  6. Face recognition

Select one of these biometric techniques and explain the benefits and the  vulnerabilities associated with that method in 3-4 paragraphs. 

Week-10 Discussion

 In no less than 250 words, describe a hacking tool that is used to gain access to a network.  Explain how the tool is used, how it works and how a netwoprk administrator can prevent this tool from access the network 

Week 10 Assignment

  • 10.1 What are three broad mechanisms that malware can use to propagate?
  • 10.2 What are four broad categories of payloads that malware may carry?
  • 10.3 What are typical phases of operation of a virus or worm?
  • 10.4 What mechanisms can a virus use to conceal itself?
  • 10.5 What is the difference between machine-executable and macro viruses?
  • 10.6 What means can a worm use to access remote systems to propagate?
  • 10.7 What is a “drive-by-download” and how does it differ from a worm?
  • 10.8 What is a “logic bomb”?
  • 10.9 Differentiate among the following: a backdoor, a bot, a keylogger, spyware, and a rootkit? Can they all be present in the same malware?
  • 10.10 List some of the different levels in a system that a rootkit may use.
  • 10.11 Describe some malware countermeasure elements.
  • 10.12 List three places malware mitigation mechanisms may be located.
  • 10.13 Briefly describe the four generations of antivirus software.
  • 10.14 How does behavior-blocking software work?
  • 10.15 What is a distributed denial-of-service system?