Web Security, Privacy & Commerce (2nd Edition) - download pdf or read online

Web Security, Privacy & Commerce (2nd Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Simson Garfinkel, Gene Spafford

Publish yr note: First released 1997
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Since the 1st variation of this vintage reference used to be released, world-wide-web use has exploded and e-commerce has turn into a regular a part of company and private lifestyles. As net use has grown, so have the threats to our defense and privacy—from bank card fraud to regimen invasions of privateness through sellers to website defacements to assaults that close down renowned websites.

Web defense, privateness & Commerce is going at the back of the headlines, examines the foremost safety dangers dealing with us at the present time, and explains how we will reduce them. It describes dangers for home windows and Unix, Microsoft net Explorer and Netscape Navigator, and quite a lot of present courses and items.

In tremendous aspect, the publication covers:
Web technology —The technological underpinnings of the fashionable net and the cryptographic foundations of e-commerce are mentioned, in addition to SSL (the safe Sockets Layer), the importance of the PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), and electronic id, together with passwords, electronic signatures, and biometrics.
Web privateness and defense for users —Learn the genuine hazards to person privateness, together with cookies, log records, identification robbery, junk mail, net logs, and internet insects, and the most typical chance, users' personal willingness to supply e-commerce websites with own info. adverse cellular code in plug-ins, ActiveX controls, Java applets, and JavaScript, Flash, and Shockwave courses also are covered.
Web server security —Administrators and repair prone become aware of the right way to safe their platforms and internet prone. subject matters comprise CGI, personal home page, SSL certificate, legislation enforcement matters, and more.
Web content material security —Zero in on internet publishing matters for content material services, together with highbrow estate, copyright and trademark matters, P3P and privateness guidelines, electronic funds, client-side electronic signatures, code signing, pornography filtering and photographs, and different controls on internet content.

Nearly double the dimensions of the 1st version, this thoroughly up to date quantity is destined to be the definitive reference on internet defense dangers and the innovations and applied sciences you should use to guard your privateness, your company, your approach, and your community.

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A few days later, the embarrassed vendor would distribute an update. It all made for good newscopy, but in fact only a small percentage of computer users actually downloaded the fixes; most users remain vulnerable. Nevertheless, few losses to date are attributable to any browser flaw. Over that same period, millions of computer users suffered billions of dollars in losses from real attacks experienced over the Internet. Most of the damages were caused by fast-moving computer viruses and worms that traveled by email, or that involved automated exploitation of flaws in network service programs.

Special thanks are due to Michael Baum, David Brownell, Carl Ellison, Barbara Fox, Lamont Granquist, Eric Greenberg, John Guinasso, Peter Neumann, Marshall Rose, Lincoln Stein, Ilane Marie Walberg, Dan Wallach, and David Waitzman. Special thanks to Kevin Dowd, who provided information on Windows NT host security, to Bradford Biddle, who gave us permission to include digital signature policy information, and to Bert-Jaap Koops, who let us use his table on export restrictions. xxviii | Preface This is the Title of the Book, eMatter Edition Copyright © 2011 O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.

These addresses are the key to making the packet-switched network operate properly. You can think of a packet as a postcard, because each packet contains a little bit of information as well as the address of its intended destination and the address of the computer that sent the packet (also called the source address). * * This metaphor dates back to Dr. Vint Cerf who is widely credited with being one of the Internet’s founders. History and Terminology | This is the Title of the Book, eMatter Edition Copyright © 2011 O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.

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