The advent of parallel processing has made computers more efficient but also created new classes of vulnerabilities. This course describes the theory and practice of race condition vulnerabilities by describing what makes a code vulnerable, how it can be exploited and ways to mitigate the vulnerability.
Introduction to Race ConditionsDuration: 1:56
This video provides an introduction to the race condition vulnerabilities course.
Introduction to Parallel ProcessingDuration: 4:07
This video covers the fundamentals of parallel processing.
Race ConditionsDuration: 11:34
This video describes how race condition vulnerabilities can make an application vulnerable to attack.
Race Condition ExploitationDuration: 5:51
This video describes how race conditions can be exploited by an attacker.
Race Condition Case StudyDuration: 9:45
This video describes a case study of an application containing a race condition vulnerability.
Race Condition MitigationsDuration: 9:38
This video describes mitigations for race condition vulnerabilities.
Race Conditions DemoDuration: 5:35
This video demonstrates exploitation of a race condition vulnerability.
Meet the author
Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master's degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.
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