Operating System Laboratory


Module 6: Security

University of Fribourg

This module introduces security concerns of operating systems. At the beginning of the module, we describe some threats for modern systems to motivate the need for security mechanisms. Afterwards, we explain the possible attacks and prevention methods. These possibilities are divided into traditional methods and modern methods. Later in the hands-on part, the students have to find security risks in running systems and to secure the given system. Furthermore, they have to do some measurements using tamper resistant devices to show, that security has a strong influence on the system's performance.