Every Web system architect, designer, and manager needs to be concerned with security issues.
Usenet newsgroups are an excellent source for the discussion of the current security issues of interest to system administrators and maintainers of Web applications.
Security risks are present in all parts of a system: client, server, and the network.
The most common sources of security holes are improperly configured software or bugs.
Passwords are the most common form of protection. Password policies need to be managed so that they are practical for both the system and the user.
Virtual private networks and firewalls are one way to limit access to a network.
Encryption technology can be used to authenticate users and to encode sensitive ...