Chapter 7

Layer 6: The Presentation Layer

Introduction

This chapter examines attacks against the Presentation layer (layer 6) and addresses methods to protect against such attacks.

The Presentation layer deals primarily with data presentation. For instance, if one host uses Extended Binary–coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC) for character sets and its communication partner uses American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), the Presentation layer converts the data according to each hosts’ needs. This is especially helpful ...

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