Environment Setup for Security Labs

Over the next three weeks we will explore some security vulnerability/attacks designed for the Linux operating system. You will be using Ubuntu Linuz as our exploration environment, so you will need to install it on your laptop using virtual machine software. The virtual machine will require about 8GB of disk space and 4GB of RAM. In our labs we will be using openssl, a cryptography library that provides an open source C implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols. Ubuntu comes with the openssl library and the gcc compiler already installed. In addition to these, we will need a text editor (emacs) and a binary editor (ghex). Notes: