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need a research topic around security

 
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Hey fellas,

I just started my Masters and am looking for a topic revolving around computer Security.

Can you help me brainstorm??

Cheers
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Thats a difficult question! How about something around a early detection system against attacks, or a detection system that would emulate a set of most common attacks and lists the vulnerabilities on a particular environment.

Just thinking out loud, that�s all!
 
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Hi,

How about security and "Global Computing". Global computing is one of the
(top 10, I think) grand challenges in computing. And a pretty neat one,
I might add.

The topic is rather theoretical, but if that's no problem, then im sure
you could write about a cool topic within the above. A prerequisit for
this subject would be a few courses in semantics and computational models
and logic - but im sure that's part of your CS program.

If the above isn't your thing you might try to talk to your professors. Im
sure they can come up with a few interesting topics.

/Svend Rost
 
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Hi,

Computer Security is the hottest topic specially after e-banking came into scene. I suggest you to go for Encryption/Decryption algos. You can find flaw in anyone and modify that algo. OR u may write a new algo which will be far better than any RSA.

Good Luck. Keep us inform about ur topic selection.

Bye,
Viki.
 
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Originally posted by Vikrama Sanjeeva:
Hi,
I suggest you to go for Encryption/Decryption algos. You can find flaw in anyone and modify that algo. OR u may write a new algo which will be far better than any RSA.
Good Luck. Keep us inform about ur topic selection.



:roll: . I m trying to read Bruce Scheiner and William Stallings for past few months.
[ May 25, 2005: Message edited by: Arjunkumar Shastry ]
 
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The "social hacking" aspect might be interesting, if kinda non-technical. Many systems are broken by people sweet talking their way past human protection. Kevin Mitnick learned technical lingo well enough he could call up somebody's internal help desk and say things like "Hey, this is Bob on a 4231 call over at IBM and I left my DFTRB manual in the truck, could you give me the code to defrabulate a ratzenbobble?" and they'd give him passwords over the phone. Some of the identity theft recently was done by pretending to be a legit company and simply buying the info.
 
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Dont know much about Blue-Tooth tech. , but I guess that if any malicious program is in your computer then it might send some sensitive information to other machine/program whenever it is near to that instrument. And it becomes more vulnerable when you have wireless net connections at restaurannts and other public places. I think it could be good topic for research.

On second thought, blue-tooth must have come in to market after considering all these security problems.
 
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In fact Bluetooth security is kind of sloppy at the moment, here is guide to build a Bluetooth detection and attack device:

How To: Building a BlueSniper Rifle
 
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I find this topic interesting and challenging
 
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