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Database Encryption Using JPA Listeners

I recently had to add database encryption to a few fields and discovered a lot of bad advice out there. Architectural Issues The biggest problem is architectural. If your persistence ...
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Database and Webapp Security

Threat Model This is a discussions on database and webapp security loosely based on the quick reference page on my site. That page is becoming unwieldy and does not make it easy for ...
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Permissions in OSGi

In a previous post, we looked at implementing a sandbox for Java applications in which we can securely run mobile code. This post looks at how to do the same in an OSGi environment.OSGi The ...
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Sandboxing Java Code

In a previous post, we looked at securing mobile Java code. One of the options for doing so is to run the code in a cage or sandbox. This post explores how to set up such a sandbox ...
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Signing Java Code

In a previous post, we discussed how to secure mobile code.One of the measures mentioned was signing code. This post explores how that works for Java programs. Digital Signatures The ...
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Building Both Security and Quality In

One of the important things in a Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) is to feed back information about vulnerabilities to developers. This post relates that practice to the Agile practice ...
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What is HMAC Authentication and why is it useful?

To start with a little background, then I will outline the options for authentication of HTTP based server APIs with a focus on HMAC and lastly I will provide some tips for developers ...
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Fixing common Java security code violations in Sonar

This article aims to show you how to quickly fix the most common java security code violations. It assumes that you are familiar with the concept of code rules and violations and how ...
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How to Cheat at Application Security

Developers need to know a lot in order to build secure applications. Some of this is good software engineering and defensive design and programming – using (safe) APIs properly, carefully ...
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Outbound Passwords

Much has been written on how to securely store passwords. This sort of advice deals with the common situation where your users present their passwords to your application in order to ...
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