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Writing Secure Code by Michael Howard and David LeBlanc

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Chapter 1. The Need for Secure Systems

A secure product: a product that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the customers’ information, and the integrity and availability of processing resources, under control of the system’s owner or administrator.

A security vulnerability: a flaw in a product that makes it infeasible—even when using the product properly—to prevent an attacker from usurping privileges on the user’s system, regulating its operation, compromising data on it, or assuming ungranted trust.

Source: Microsoft.com

As the Internet grows in importance, applications are becoming highly interconnected. In the "good old days," computers were usually islands of functionality, with little, if any, interconnectivity. In ...

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