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Software and Application Security
How as a programmer do you keep up with security threats. There are web sites dedicated to providing information about exploits and vulnerabilities, for example: http://www.1337day.com/
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- Firewalls are used to keep a network secure from intruders.
- Firewalls can be implemented as software only, but for larger businesses, they may also include dedicated hardware for faster processing.
- Firewalls are widely used to give users secure access to the Internet as well as to separate a company’s public Web server from its internal network.
- A good firewall will be able to detect Trojans, stop entry by hackers and prevent unauthorised network access.Unfortunately, firewalls are not entirely effective in preventing port scanning.