Ideas for a Computer Security Project

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  1. midcalbrew

    midcalbrew OT Supporter

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    I've got an undergrad computer security class, and we have to pick a project for the term. Problem is, the professor is vague as hell ... 'a research paper or programming project dealing with computer security.'

    Anything come to mind? My lab partner and I would like to do some sort of programming project, not too difficult but mildly entertaining.
     
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  3. trouphaz

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    you can always document your attempts to recreate the epic movie Wargames.
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't know programming from a hole in the ground, but I can tell you that the most dangerous malware out there is a rootkit.

    Maybe you could implement one, and trace it's effects. Maybe come up with a new way of finding them, that will make you baller rich.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    Hack into the school's academic database, give yourself an A in his class, then research the methods they should have employed to keep you from being able to do that.
     
  6. midcalbrew

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    Nah, I don't want something that easy. I work for a different college as a sysadmin, and we're implementing the same ERP system for student records so I already know all the possible holes to use. That's like cheating to the nth degree.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    No it isn't. Nobody goes to war without spies.
     
  8. midcalbrew

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    True. The bug tracking on this product is hilarious ... the shit I see coming up as 'discovered vulnerabilities' is like intro to programming shit. Luckily most of these problems are remedied by good firewalls and ACLs ... otherwise toddlers could compromise these systems.
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    See? There's your project. The biggest thing you learn in college (among the useful skills, anyway) is how to seize an opportunity to blow the competition the hell out of the water when you're handed one on a silver platter. I can't believe you're on the fence about this.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Ya, for a minute there I thought the B on his chain stood for baller.

    But I must have been wrong, because apparently it stands for but-but-but-but!
     

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