Through your coursework, you will learn how to

Experts in computer security, who are  attorneys,speak of

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

If the server was running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 operating systems, a defect in those operating systems allowed the worm to infect that server.

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There are three major classes of criminal activity with computers:

While such "informationwarfare" is just another name for computer crime, the word"warfare" does fairly denote the amount of damage inflicted on society.

Recommended course for the major:

Traditional criminal law in the USA places a great deal of emphasis onwillful or intentional conduct, so such "accidental" damage would notsatisfy the traditional requirement of (literally "guilty mind" or criminal intent).

Recommended course for the major, especially for those who plan to go to graduate school:


This is called a denial of service () attack.

In a 17 Oct 1994 UseNet posting, Prof. Spaffordat Purdue, who has also actually seen the worm's source code at Cornell thatwas written by Morris (including the comment lines by Morris thatare not present in the decompiled versions), said:
Morris was the first person to be arrested, tried, and convictedfor writing and releasing a malicious computer program.

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On 9 March 2001, Moran (alias "Coolio"),a high school dropout,was sentenced in New Hampshire state courtto nine months incarceration and ordered to pay a total of US$ 15000restitution to his victims for defacing two websites:

Actually, the defense attorney's statement is ludicrous.

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In this way, the computer criminal is acting analogous to a burglar.


A denial of service attack occurs when an Internet serveris flooded with a nearly continuous stream of bogus requests for webpages,thereby denying legitimate users an opportunityto download a page and also possibly crashing the webserver.

Legislatures chose to enact totally new statutes.

Because the victim computer waits for a response to its return ping, and because there are more zombie computers than victims, the victim computer becomes overwhelmed and either (a) does nothing except respond to bogus pings or (b) crashes.

There are several basic ways to get these data:

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