Best Free Online Computer Forensics Courses

Computer forensics I have seen many students and many of you youtube visitors who want to learn computer forensics and want to take computer forensics degree so for them here are the list of the best websites and online computer forensics courses. With the help of these websites and courses you can register yourself and take computer forensics degree and you can also learn from them with the great tutorial videos and content provided for computer forensic training.

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Online Computer Forensics Courses are as follows :-

Basic Steps in Forensic Analysis of Unix Systems at the University of Washington

Through this web tutorial it instructs learners on forensic analysis of computer machines which are running on the Unix operating system. It gives you step by step guide on analysis and includes graphics, illustrations and references. The tutorials includes sample Unix scripts and protocols. Also it includes the materials demonstrate how to run analysis using standard Unix tools, specifically the coroner’s toolkit (TCT), It includes the specialized programs grave-robber, unrm, lazarus and mactime. No other course materials are available, although students are expected to have access to Unix workstation.

Cryptography and Cryptanalysis at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Students who are comfortable with elementary number theory, algorithms and discrete probability can use these graduate course materials on introductory cryptography and cryptanalysis. Problem sets, study materials and a template for completing problem assignments can also be downloaded; however, course readings may need to be purchased.

Emerging Security Vulnerabilities & the Impact to Business through YouTube

This informational video examines what information technology professionals and Web programmers need to know about security, what security is needed and how to implement appropriate security. The web video examines the most common security vulnerabilities, as well as which software programs are most vulnerable. It also focuses on specific cyber-attacks like SQL injection and XSRF (Cross Site Request Forgery). It also included various types of security education available today.

Introduction to Computer Forensics and Investigations at The Open University

This is an introductory course which covers general principles of computer forensics and how these are used in day to day and in public/private spheres. Lessons include how to locate passwords and use the Windows File Analyzer to examine files, shortcuts, the Internet cache and the recycle bin on a machine running a Windows operating system. It provides activity assignments with transcripts, videos and screen snapshots.

Intrusion Detection System at Korea University

In this class it covers traditional types of intrusion and detection methods. Lecture materials are available for download and explore geospatial and physical intrusion detection, the lifecycle of vulnerability, visual data communications and Web application firewalls. Students can also access an assigned project; however, there isn’t any opportunity for collaboration with or feedback from fellow learners or instructors. Reading assignments are also available, although students need to obtain the texts independently.

Living with the Internet: Keeping it Safe at The Open University

This free online course teaches computer users how to identify and prevent computer crashes and cyber threats. Students learn the difference between viruses, trojans and worms. Other topics explored include email attachments, antivirus software, firewalls, hijackers and malware.

Network and Computer Security at MIT

This undergraduate/graduate course teaches students the importance of a secure computer and network system, software protection and electronic commerce. Students learn through assignments and exams with solutions. The site also offers recommended reading. Topics covered include cryptography, authentication, firewalls, risk assessment, electronic mail, viruses and intrusion detection.

Network Security at The Open University

This graduate-level course provides users with the information necessary to ensure a computer network is free from cyber attacks and security threats. Students investigate the meanings of vulnerability, threats and attacks. The course focuses on identifying computer/Internet threats and implementing appropriate security and firewalls. Authentication certification is also covered.

Selected Topics in Cryptography at MIT

This free online course focuses on specific areas of cryptography and the role it plays in our daily lives. Students learn to identify various cryptographic procedures available and choose appropriate methods based on the type of network system. The course offers a section on electronic voting systems and ways of making them secure. Students have access to various lecture notes.

Which torrent site is safer “Pirate Bay vs Kickass”

In today’s world of internet we not willing to pay a single money for downloading software’s, movies, and any other thing which is mainly available on internet and you can’t download it for free. I think everyone is heard of file sharing websites called pirates bay and kickass etc. There are lots of file sharing websites through which you can download anything for free or download without paying. But the biggest drawback of these free downloading website is the potential for downloading a hidden virus or malware. So in this post we are going to show you which is the safer site pirate bay or kickass.

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Right now in the world there are only two top torrent sites which are pirate bay and kickass and both these sites have many and many torrents uploaded for movies, TV shows, reality shows and software cracks etc. I don’t know how they protect themselves from unwanted virus and Trojans etc. Some not some many torrent files which are uploaded on one site are also available on other torrent sites.

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The pirate bay and kickass torrent are openly available for public on internet. Most of the other torrent sites which require registration before they give you to download any torrent file from there sites but these site pirate bay and kickass they are open to all and you can download any torrent file without registration. There is the option for registration but that is optional if you want you can register. Both site have their own administrator and a separate group for moderation and to remove torrent files with fake files or virus files. Moderators are there to verify legitimacy of the torrent files. On both sites there are some certain uploader which are trusted therefore they are specified so that users can know that they can download files uploaded by trusted uploader.

On kickass you can find verified torrent files through three-pointed crown symbol which is on next to all verified torrents. Those torrents which are specifically verified by moderators or which are uploaded by verified uploader are considered as verified torrents.

In The Pirate Bay they implemented a three-tier grading system consisting of colored skulls that means the level of trustworthiness of a torrent.

  1. Green “VIP” :- Highest level of trust
  2. Pink :- Second highest level “Trusted”
  3. Blue :- Third level of trust “Helper”

Green is the VIP level it is the trusted and pink is in the second it can also be trusted and the last one is blue that is called “Helper”. In all those three level Green and Pink torrents have no safety risk. The blue is also safe but these are more questionable in safety.

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According to this the pirate bay implemented more specific grading system but anecdotal reports from user on the web seem to indicate the torrents provided by kickass are more safer that pirate bay. However we are not recommending that user download torrents which are not verified.

This are our experience with the pirate bay and kickass. We want to hear from you guys which site do you feel is safer. Use the comment section below and tell us.