Teaching computer and network security principles via hands on activitiesUnique among computer security texts, the Second Edition of the Computer readers can touch , play with, and experiment with the principle, instead of just reading about it The hands on activities are based on the author s widely adopted SEED Labs, which have been used by overinstitutes inthancountries Topics covered in the book Software security attacks and countermeasures Web security attacks and countermeasures Network security attacks on TCP IP and DNS Packet sniffing and spoofing Firewall and Virtual Private Network VPN Newly discovered attacks, including Meltdown and Spectre attacks on CPUs, Dirty COW, Shellshock, Heartbleed, Hash collision, etc Common hacking and defense techniques Cryptography, PKI, and TLS programming Bitcoin and Blockchain

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