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11 reasons encryption is (almost) dead

Massive leaps in computing power, hidden layers, hardware backdoors -- encrypting sensitive data from prying eyes is more precarious than ever.


Secure Web services

Security is important for any kind of distributed computing environment. For Web services environments, security is becoming even more important due to Web services' unique characteristics. In this article, Sang Shin discusses these...

Mix protocols transparently in Struts

Sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation, Struts is an open source framework developed by the Jakarta Project. As stated on its homepage, Struts encourages architectures based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC), or Model 2, design...

Mix protocols transparently in Web applications

Many Web applications, especially those deployed for e-commerce, necessitate the transmission of sensitive data between the Web server and the client browser. This data could include passwords, credit card numbers, or bank account...

Java security evolution and concepts, Part 5

In Parts 1 through 4 of this series on Java security, Raghavan N. Srinivas discussed network and Java security concepts; Part 3 took a detailed look at applet security and optional packages. In this article, Raghavan introduces J2SE...

Java Tip 115: Secure JavaMail with JSSE

JavaMail storage providers lack direct SSL connection support, but luckily, the JSSE API provides support for SSL or TLS network connections. This tip combines the functionality of a JavaMail framework with an SSL socket factory from...

Java security evolution and concepts, Part 4

In Parts 1 through 3 of this series, Raghavan Srinivas discussed network and Java security concepts, including a detailed look at applet security. In this article, the fourth and last in the series, he details the optional, yet...

Java Tip 111: Implement HTTPS tunneling with JSSE

Sun's Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) library allows you to access a secure Web server from behind a firewall via proxy tunneling. However, JSSE expects the proxy's reply to the tunneling request to begin with "HTTP 1.0";...

Build secure network applications with SSL and the JSSE API

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the de facto standard for securing a communication channel between two applications that converse over the Internet. Sun's JSSE (Java Secure Socket Extension) provides SSL support for Java applications....

Oracle8i's ORB does the trick

This article provides an in-depth overview of developing scalable and secure server-side Java CORBA applications using Oracle8i JVM and ORB. Also, session-based IIOP is introduced. Extensive security mechanisms make it easy to develop...

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