Chapter 4. Application Security

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Securing the Browser—What is a client computer without a web browser? Some might answer “worthless.” Well, a compromised browser is worse than no browser at all. The web browser must be secured to have a productive and enjoyable web experience. In this section, we concentrate on Internet Explorer and Firefox, and show various ways to secure them.

Securing Other Applications—Organizations use many applications, and they each have their own group of security vulnerabilities. In this section, we spend a little time on common applications such as Microsoft Office and demonstrate how to make those applications safe.

Secure Programming—Programmers use many techniques ...

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