Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2016–17

Security I

Study materials

The information for supervisors page (with solution notes) will be opened to Part IB students after the end of supervisions.


Frank Stajano and Graham Rymer have prepared two practical capture-the-flag exercises related to the “Software vulnerabilities” chapter of this course:

You can try these “hacking” challenges on your own time, but we also have arranged two help sessions in the MCS Intel Lab where the lecturer and the challenge creator will be available for questions:

  • Friday 19 May 2017, 14:00–16:00
  • Monday 22 May 2017, 14:00–16:00

There are also solution notes for supervisors.

The second challenge, in particular, is perhaps better left for after exams (can take over an hour, unless you have done something similar before, in which case it could be done in a few minutes).