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Welcome to COMP 210. Most of the labs for COMP 210 will be hands-on computer-based practicals, but some may be more tutorial-style. Staff will be on hand to demonstrate, answer questions, and generally provide help with the course work.

This first lab provides an introduction to the Linux-based lab environment and some basics of Web security. The main topics covered will be:

* Introduction to the Linux environment
* Command-line basics
* How the Internet (roughly) works
* Encrypted vs unencrypted Web transactions