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Securing Java: Getting Down to Business with Mobile Code
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  • Title Securing Java: Getting Down to Business with Mobile Code
  • Author(s) Gary McGraw, Edward W. Felten
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (January 25, 1999)
  • Paperback 324 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047131952X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471319528
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Book Description

As Java matures and moves into the enterprise, security takes a more prominent role. But as Java evolves, its security issues and architectures get more complicated. Written by the world's leading experts on mobile code security, this updated and expanded edition of the groundbreaking guide to Java security includes lessons for Web users, developers, system administrators, and business decision-makers alike.

This book navigates the uncharted waters of mobile code security and arms the reader with the knowledge required for securing Java. It provides in-depth coverage of:

  • The base Java security sandbox, made up of the Verifier, Class Loaders, and the Security Manager
  • Code signing, stack inspection, and the new Java 2 security architecture
  • The pros and cons of language-based enforcement models and trust models
  • All known Java security holes and the attack applets that exploit them
  • Techniques commonly used in malicious applets
  • Twelve rules for developing more secure Java code, with explicit examples
  • Hard questions to ask third-party Java security tools vendors
  • Analysis of competing systems for mobile code, including ActiveX and JavaScript
  • Card Java security, smart card risks, and their impact on e-commerce security
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