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Building Web Applications with UML by Jim Conallen

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Chapter Summary

  • 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 ...

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