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J2EE™ Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services: Applying Theory and Standards to Practice by Pankaj Kumar

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Summary

Computer and network security is a serious issue. A constant stream of news reports and results from various industry surveys confirm that security breaches happen more often than thought and cause real damage. Though the target, type and origin of the attacks are quite varied, certain targets such as websites are more likely to be attacked from outside. Internal breaches, though not so much publicized, are also quite common and must be guarded against.

Software vulnerabilities are responsible for a large number of intrusions. A large number of external attacks have been found to exploit known vulnerabilities in widely used software. A significant percentage of these vulnerabilities exist due to inadequate validation of input data, resulting ...

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