Race Conditions Course

This course introduces race conditions, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

1 hour, 18 minutes

Course description

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.


Race Conditions Demo

Video - 00:06:00

This video demonstrates exploitation of a race condition vulnerability.
Race Condition Mitigations

Video - 00:10:00

This video describes mitigations for race condition vulnerabilities.
Race Condition Case Study

Video - 00:10:00

This video describes a case study of an application containing a race condition vulnerability.
Race Condition Exploitation

Video - 00:06:00

This video describes how race conditions can be exploited by an attacker.
Race Conditions

Video - 00:12:00

This video describes how race condition vulnerabilities can make an application vulnerable to attack.
Introduction to Parallel Processing

Video - 00:04:00

This video covers the fundamentals of parallel processing.
Introduction to Race Conditions

Video - 00:02:00

This video provides an introduction to the race condition vulnerabilities course.
Secure Coding - C/C++

Lab - 00:30:00

This lab covers multiple secure coding errors commonly found in C and C++, including buffer overruns, strcpy(), gets(), and the system() function.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at howard@howardposton.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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