Security and Legal Aspects of the WWW

Michael Sonntag

The aim of the course is to introduce current problems of security and privacy, especially regarding the web, through lectures. Contents of the course include: Technical problems of web security (Cross-site-scripting, SQL injection, buffer overflows, ...), investigation of incidents (Client-side investigation of web activity, backtracing E-Mails, Windows & Linux forensics etc.), legal aspects of the web (domain name disputes, ...) and hot topics (how to protect web pages, software patents etc.). In addition, one day will be devoted to practical work on these issues, where participants will investigate a web- and E Mail history, check a website for security problems, try to exploit and correct some of them, and investigate the disk/system of a Windows user.

Security, WWW, computer forensics, legal basics

Code of Ethics


Contact details of the lecturer:

Assoc.Prof. Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Sonntag
Institute for Information Processing and Microprocessor Technology (FIM)
Altenbergerstr. 69
A-4040 Linz
Telephone: +43(732)2468-9330
Fax: +43(732)2468-8599