Analysis of JAVA Security and Hostile Applets [chapter]

Klaus Brunnstein
1997 Information Security in Research and Business  
Extended Abstract: Rapid growth of Internet was only possible when document description languages ( esp. HTML ), exchange protocols (HTTP) and navigation tools such as Netscape's browser and Internet Explorer were available for mass usage. Basic Internet features (protocols, esp. TCPIIP, domain organisation and routing concepts), navigation tools and document description languages have been specified without observing relevant security requirements, esp. concerning confidentiality of sensitive
more » ... rocesses and data. Moreover, essential safety aspects -availability, reliability, maintainability, functionalityhave also been neglected. As security and safety are ,designinherent" features (i.e. they must be specified in design and enforced in implemented systems), later enhancements (such as IP v.6 including authentication and encryption, protocols such as S-HTTP, SSL or SET) can at best reduce risks, but they can NOT cure past design faults.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35259-6_23 fatcat:tlkpbzdrvvfcxcczpxrycscrpe