Web Security, Privacy & Commerce, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2001
Pages: 788

Since the first edition of this classic reference was published, World Wide Web use has exploded and e-commerce has become a daily part of business and personal life. As Web use has grown, so have the threats to our security and privacy--from credit card fraud to routine invasions of privacy by marketers to web site defacements to attacks that shut down popular web sites.Web Security, Privacy & Commerce goes behind the headlines, examines the major security risks facing us today, and explains how we can minimize them. It describes risks for Windows and Unix, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, and a wide range of current programs and products. In vast detail, the book covers:

  • Web technology--The technological underpinnings of the modern Internet and the cryptographic foundations of e-commerce are discussed, along with SSL (the Secure Sockets Layer), the significance of the PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), and digital identification, including passwords, digital signatures, and biometrics.
  • Web privacy and security for users--Learn the real risks to user privacy, including cookies, log files, identity theft, spam, web logs, and web bugs, and the most common risk, users' own willingness to provide e-commerce sites with personal information. Hostile mobile code in plug-ins, ActiveX controls, Java applets, and JavaScript, Flash, and Shockwave programs are also covered.
  • Web server security--Administrators and service providers discover how to secure their systems and web services. Topics include CGI, PHP, SSL certificates, law enforcement issues, and more.
  • Web content security--Zero in on web publishing issues for content providers, including intellectual property, copyright and trademark issues, P3P and privacy policies, digital payments, client-side digital signatures, code signing, pornography filtering and PICS, and other controls on web content.
Nearly double the size of the first edition, this completely updated volume is destined to be the definitive reference on Web security risks and the techniques and technologies you can use to protect your privacy, your organization, your system, and your network.
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Simson, You have no idea who I am, but let's say that I'm a computer security practitioner who has over 20 years in this business of protecting customer's data, which I call computer security. I'm writing to compliment you on your book noted in the title of this email. It is a masterful work that has helped me considerably in understanding the web environment moreso than ever before. I have recommended it to many of my associates and friends who are in this business. Thanks also to Mr. Gene Spafford for his notable contribution. Speaking for those of us who are trying to help our clientele understand not only the Web with regard to security practices and principles, but also to those who do not understand how PKI helps move this along: thank you!

You both have collaborated to produce a work that is considerably greater than the 1st Edition. My compliments to others, especially Ms. Deborah Russell. For what it's worth, I have little time to understand many of the details that my customers ask of me. It is through these books that I learn and understand more of the underpinnings of solutions. Fortunately, developing solutions along the lines you suggest really works. We are not yet 'there' but when we are, I will be happy to confirm that your recommendations applied. If you would be so kind, please pass along my thanks to both Gene Spafford and Deborah Russell, I would appreciate it (not having their email address).

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This is an excellent reference book. It covers security & privacy at several levels 1)The Administrative Level 2) The User Level 3) The Technological Level.

The definitions are very easy to understand. Concise examples are provided. All the major aspects security & privacy are covered including an Appendix with a large ammount of reference material.

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Good security source. Real "hands on the job" experience. I would have taken the "Web" out of the title, it goes beyond Web security.

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