John Viega

4 articles

The Myth of Open Source Security

Open source software projects can be more secure than closed source projects. However, the very things that can make open source programs secure --...

HotSpot getting much warmer

For quite a while now, Sun has been working on a technology called HotSpot, which they hope will satisfy the efficiency needs...

Signing Java with Microsoft’s Authenticode

Not surprisingly, Microsoft, Netscape, and Sun have each developed a separate system for signing Java code, allowing applets to...

Using the Netscape Object Signing Tool

Java's sandbox model for applet security is often too restrictive to be useful. For example, the sandbox model doesn't allow applets to...

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