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Assignment No. 02
Semester: Spring 2017
Information Security – CS205

Total Marks: 20

Due Date

28th of May, 2017



Objective of this assignment is to assess the understanding of students about basics of Legal, ethical and Professional Issues in Information Security, need for security and understanding the threats and about Software Attacks.




Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting assignment:

  1. You should consult the recommended books, PowerPoint slides and audio lectures to clarify your concepts.
  2. You are supposed to submit your assignment in .doc or .docx format. Any other formats like SCAN IMAGES, PDF, ZIP, RAR and BMP will not be accepted.
  3. It should be clear that your assignment will not get any credit if:
  • The assignment is submitted after due date.
  • The assignment is copied from Internet or from any other student.
  • The submitted assignment does not open or file is corrupt.


Note: No assignment will be accepted after the due date through email in any case (load shedding, server down, internet malfunctioning etc.).

It is recommended to upload solution file at least two days before its closing date.


For any query about the assignment, contact at cs205@vu.edu.pk



Analyze the Following Scenarios


Identify the Type of Attacks Faced

Question No 1:                                                                                                             Marks: 5

Raja Ishtiaq Ahmad is an assistant network administrator in SKANS School of accountancy, Rawalpindi campus. His duty is to perform to check network resources and checkpoints.

While testing his campus online system, he noticed a vulnerability in the student’s registration system and suggested to their seniors that they should enhance their database security measures so that the student registration data remain safe. Senior network administrator rejected the suggestion as it was there for a long time and didn’t cause any damage.

After the end of a session, someone from another School of accountancy have stolen all their student’s information and they have contacted SKANS students to pursue admission in their college.

All data was compromised and SKANS school of accountancy went down in the market. And as per stated by Raja Ishtiaq Ahmad, the vulnerability finally cause a huge damage to their registration system.

Question No 2:                                                                                                             Marks: 5

Akram is a student of Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore Campus. He is studding in a computer science department in a four-year BS-Computer Sciences program. Akram generally uses VU campus laboratory for his educational purposes like assignments submissions, quizzes and viva’s. Once he had submitted his assignment of CS205 (Information Security) course, but the instructor marked his assignment as a copy case and graded him zero marks. After his communication with course instructor, he came to know that someone has copied his assignment from the campus lab and make it publicly available on internet. From where, other students have copied his assignment and submitted on their LMS interface.

Question No 3:                                                                                                             Marks: 5

Asif Ali is a prominent internet user, who uses internet from last decade. He generally uses internet for internet banking, emails, social sites like Facebook and other general web surfing.

Due to some personal issues, he went to another city for a week where due to non-availability of internet connection he was not able to use internet. On his return, when he tries to get login on Facebook and HBL internet banking he come to know that someone has changed all his passwords and he cannot get logged in to use stated services.

After hours of thinking, he came to know that he was surfing some blogs where they requested him to get an authenticated account by sharing some personal information.

Question No 4:                                                                                                             Marks: 5

Ali is a network administrator in a local school. As a network admin, he had applied several policies on internet surfing to limit student’s internet usage and has banned several internet resources or sites so students cannot perform any video downloading or streaming activities on streaming sites like YouTube or Facebook.

After a month, while assessing his bandwidth log. Ali came to know that someone from his school has downloaded 20 GB data from a torrent site using school’s wireless connection interface. From his students, someone was using school internet connection as he did not reset the default password.


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