Secure coding principles 101

Wednesday, 21 January 2004, 12:51 AM EST

Writing secure code is the first step in producing applications that are secure and robust. For custom applications that are already written, and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, tools exist to audit for existing security deficiencies. Understanding the security vulnerabilities that exhibit themselves in existing products allows you to make better-informed decisions on patching and enables you to come up with other strategies to make these weak links in your infrastructure more secure.

Many security vulnerabilities could easily be prevented if security were taken into consideration at the beginning of the development process. While it is nearly impossible to come up with a list of every possible vulnerability that could exist as a result of coding oversights, it is possible to understand some of the more typical and common problems that often exhibit themselves as coding weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

By the Intranet Journal Staff.

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