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S. J. NielsonDiscovering Cybersecurityhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9560-1_9

9. World Wide Web Security

Seth James Nielson1  
Austin, TX, USA
Chapter Quick Start Guide

The Internet and the World Wide Web have specific security needs and challenges, many of which relate to how applications are built on top of the original stateless HTTP protocol. We will examine these issues and the many solutions that address them.

Key Concepts

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    The Web was originally designed for sharing documents and linking them together semantically.

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    Additional systems have been built on those foundations, such as encrypted communications (TLS and HTTPS) and web applications. ...

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