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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

Web applications accessible over the Internet are an attractive target for cyber attackers. Use of the Internet for business-critical operations and financial transactions implies that a successful attack could be quite rewarding for an attacker. The open nature of the Internet and the relative anonymity provided by it offers added incentive.

A J2EE Web application is a collection of servlets, JSPs and other configuration and resource files and is deployed in a Web container. Servlets, JSPs and other related standards provide the framework to develop and deploy Web applications. The Web container itself provides the functionality of a Web server and the Servlet API provides an intuitive and efficient framework to develop application logic. ...

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