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Computer Viruses and Malware

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  • © 2006


  • Describes all anti-virus software in one book
  • Anti-virus techniques, virus analysis, worms and deworming, malware creators, benevolent malware, cyberterrorism, cryptovirology
  • John Aycock conceived and taught the controversial "Computer Viruses and Malware" course at the Univ. of Calgary. Students learned to recreate viruses, on premise that in order to develop more secure software + countermeasures against malware, developers must understand how the malware works
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Advances in Information Security (ADIS, volume 22)

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Our Internet-connected society increasingly relies on computers.  As a result, attacks on computers from malicious software have never been a bigger concern. Computer Viruses and Malware draws together hundreds of sources to provide an unprecedented view of malicious software and its countermeasures. This book discusses both the technical and human factors involved in computer viruses, worms, and anti-virus software.  It also looks at the application of malicious software to computer crime and information warfare.

Computer Viruses and Malware is designed for a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry. This book is also suitable as a secondary text for advanced-level students in computer science.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Computer Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

    John Aycock

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