Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Henrik Johansson , pp. 38. TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign, 2006.

The work

Författare / Author: Henrik Johansson
Titel / Title: En undersökning i datasäkerhet för hemanvändare - Är det nödvändigt att använda brandvägg?
Översatt titel / Translated title: A study in computer security for home users - Is it necessary to use a firewall?
Abstrakt Abstract:

The emphasize of this study is to evaluate security issues for home users having a personal computer connected to the Internet. It focus on the usage of advantages and disadvantages when using a firewall while connected to the Internet.
The hypothesis is that it gives a better protection to install and use a firewall compared not to do so, due to security flaws in the operating system.
The prediction was tested on a home user's personal computer. The testwork was divided into two major tests, each of them performed with, respectively without, a firewall. These major tests were divided into five smaller semi­tests. The first semi­test without a firewall suffered from a virus or worm attack resulting in loss of data and log files. During the other tests no successful intrusion was detected. The conclusion of the study is that usage of a standard configured firewall provides a better protection for home users than not to use a firewall; and it's beneficial to update the operating system and other programs with security updates as soon as possible when they appear.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Electronic Security

Nyckelord / Keywords: Security, firewall, vulnerability, home user, updates

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Fristående kurs
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/26/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: C-Uppsats


Handledare / Supervisor: Birgitta Hermanson
Examinator / Examiner: Guohua Bai
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för interaktion och systemdesign
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

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