Securing the World Wide Web (WWW) Service

The second most popular Internet service after e-mail, the World Wide Web brings both the power and the security issues of the Internet to the masses. These security issues are present in all three parts of the World Wide Web architecture (see Figure 10.2)—the clients, the servers, and the transport used to connect them. The sum total of the security (or insecurity) of these three parts makes up the security of the World Wide Web. This section identifies various security issues that are present in these parts and recommends how you can increase their security where possible.

Figure 10.2. The three parts of web security.

Many risks are associated with the World Wide Web. Here are just some of them: ...

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