Chapter 52. Understanding Security

It is important to understand that security risks are inherent to any application running on a networked machine. This remains true of all Internet applications, from the simplest HTML page to the slickest RIA. The risks do not apply only to the code, databases, servers, and infrastructure of the application; they also affect end users, who often use applications to enter sensitive information, which then needs to be transmitted back to the servers. In this time of increasing cyber-terrorism, protecting sensitive data should be a chief priority for Web applications.

Security Risks

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