Security considerations

One general piece of advice that applies to every type of application development is to develop the software with security in mind, meaning it is more expensive for an error-prone application to first implement the needed features and after that to make modifications in them to enforce security. Instead, this should be done simultaneously.

In this chapter we are raising security awareness, and next we will learn about which measures we can apply and what we can do in order to have more secure applications.

Use TLS

TLS (the cryptographic protocol named Transport Layer Security) is the result of the standardization of the SSL protocol (Version 3.0), which was developed by Netscape and was proprietary. Thus, in various documents ...

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