11 Web Security

When the words appeared, everyone said they were a miracle. But nobody pointed out that the web itself is a miracle.

—E. B. White (from Charlotte’s Web)

The enormous success of the World Wide Web is in no small part due to the remarkable fact (today, completely taken for granted) that countless millions of people use it routinely without having the slightest understanding of how it works. This singular achievement for such a complex amalgam of technology is at once a blessing and a curse. Undoubtedly, the web’s ease of use has sustained widespread growth. On the flip side, securing a global network of independent digital ...

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