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Software checking with the Auditor's Aid

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1 Author(s)
R. Davis ; Planning Res. Corp., Washington, DC, USA

Describes a program used for identifying the executable software configuration installed on a computer. The application, Auditor's Aid allows an auditor to automatically identify what programs (and versions) reside on a given system. The approach discussed generates a checksum and uses this value as a primary key (not to be confused with an encryption key) into a configuration table. The prototype described operates on an IBM PC platform

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Computer Security Applications Conference, 1990., Proceedings of the Sixth Annual

Date of Conference:

3-7 Dec 1990