Securing Java: Getting Down to Business with Mobile Code, by Gary McGraw PDF

By Gary McGraw

ISBN-10: 047131952X

ISBN-13: 9780471319528

This booklet is particularly informative, describes Java defense version and its evolution intimately, in truth, in an excessive amount of a aspect to fit the complicated builders.

It doesn't conceal intimately the way to write your individual ClassLoader/SecurityManager and different safeguard similar elements, so i wouldn't suggest it to a person desirous to rewrite the entire protection version for an firm grade software, yet this publication without doubt covers quite a lot of safety fundamentals which i locate will be necessary for somebody drawn to protection, not just for java builders.

This books supplies a close directory of varieties of protection threats Java has confronted given that its inception and the way they have been plugged and whereas doing that it supplies a superb standpoint how a method should be compromised or avoided from being so.

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As in all of these systems, step one is obtaining an identity. Getting a Certificate Most digital signature schemes (PGP being a notable exception) involve the use of a Certificate Authority (CA)-an organization that can vouch for someone's signature. After all, why trust code just because it carries a signature? We need an objective third party to make sure people are who they say they are. That means the first task in code signing is to obtain the proper credentials from a CA. There are many CAs that can sell you certificates for signing Java code.

Html. The tool is available for most operating systems. 1. After the download is complete, unpack the archive file in a directory. txt, and signtool. To make signing objects easier, put the directory that contains signtool in your PATH environment variable, as per your operating system. bat file): PATH=%PATH%;C:\nos Before attempting to sign anything, check to see if signtool is able to locate the certificate that will be used to sign objects. netscape. If your local Netscape files are kept somewhere else, or if you are using the Win32 version, signtool must be explicitly told the path to the certificates.

One of the main problems that will deeply impact the adoption of signing-based approaches is the lack of a public key infrastructure (PKI). Without some way of quickly and easily validating a signature, the market is unlikely to embrace code signing quickly. Adding to any lethargy in adoption caused by the poor state of the PKI is the equally poor state of tools for managing digital identities and policies (see Chapter 6, "Securing Java: Improvements, Solutions, and Snake Oil"). In particular, issues of certificate revocation and storage loom large.

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