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The State of Home Computer Security
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2004 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Säkerhetsläget för hemdatorer 2004 (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Hundreds of millions of people use their home computers every day for different purposes. Many of them are connected to the Internet. Most of them are unaware of the threats or do not know how to protect themselves. This unawareness is a major threat to global computer security.

This master thesis starts by explaining some security related terms that might be unknown to the reader. It then goes on by addressing security vulnerabilities and flaws in the most popular home computer operating systems. The most important threats to home computer security are reviewed in the following chapter. These threats include worms, email worms, spyware and trojan horses. After this chapter some possible solutions for improving home computer security are presented. Finally this master thesis contains a short user survey to find out what the problems are in the real world and what can be doneto improve the current situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2004.
LiTH-ISY-Ex, 3565
Keyword [en]
Informationsteknik, home computer security, worm, spyware, phishing, trojans
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2584OAI: diva2:19919
Available from: 2004-11-01 Created: 2004-11-01

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