Computer Security by John M. Carroll (Auth.)

By John M. Carroll (Auth.)

Desktop safety, 3rd version provides the easiest rules that prime know-how, classical protection perform, and customary experience need to provide to aid decrease lack of confidence to the bottom attainable point. This completley up to date ebook comprises new info on advances in laptop gear and the unfold of expertise. it really is a necessary textual content for everybody concerned with the operation and safety of the pc complexes which are the center of trendy businesses.

An up-to-date of the vintage publication by way of Butterworth-Heinemann with new fabric on fresh advances in computing device and the unfold of non-public desktop expertise.
A whole and finished creation to machine security.
Includes assurance on desktop crime, actual safeguard, communications, platforms defense, and chance administration

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December 24, 1984. A truck driver serving a one-year sentence in Santa Clara County jail for stealing video games managed to reduce his sentence. He memorized the log-on codes of the sheriff's department, accessed an unattended terminal, and advanced his release date from December 31 to December 5. February 11, 1985. A Drug Enforcement Agency probe in Louisville turned up University of Southern California counterfeit degrees supported by fake computer-stored transcripts. They sold for $25,000. In June 1984, a USC employee was fired for selling five grade changes for $1,500.

March 30, 1979. A securities salesman was fired and blacklisted in the securities trade for entering false credits totaling $1 million into his customers' accounts. He said that he was testing the security of the computer. July 30, 1979. The computer consultant, while on bail after his previous wire fraud arrest (above), and an accomplice attempted a wire theft of $50 million from the Union Bank of Los Angeles via the Bank of America in San Francisco. Undercover FBI work uncovered the scheme. April 21, 1980.

Of America involved the creation by computer of bogus life insurance policies that were sold for cash to reinsuring companies. Of 97,000 life insurance policies in force, some 70,000 may have been fraudulent. The affair came to light when R. H. , called senior vice-president R. L. Dirks of the accounting firm of Delafield Childs. A surprise audit subsequently conducted by the Illinois Insurance Department led to the resignations of Equity Funding Life's president S. Goldblum and executive vice-presidents F.

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