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CIT 180 Security Fundamentals Homework 4


Please write essays or give solution to the problems to answer the following questions. Make sure that you use correct grammar and spelling. 1. Describe the steps that an attacker might follow to mount a man-in-the-middle attack on a secure communication between two systems that are using RSA encryption. Please start with the key exchange part and proceed all the way to where encrypted messages are being exchanged. 2. What are hoax e-mails and how can they cost the receiver? What are two of the measures against hoaxes? 3. It has been claimed that lack of diversity in the Internet is a major vulnerability for modern computer systems. a) Why does the predominance of a single operating system pose a threat? b) Does the predominance of a few browsers pose a threat as well? How might any threat be countered? Attachments Tags Clarifications