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Java security is an overwhelming issue. For a truly secure application, you need to prevent hackers from entering the system, and you need to ensure that code safeguards security if a hacker does break in. Moreover, there is no room for error. If you anticipate and prevent hundreds of security vulnerabilities but overlook just one, a hacker can still wreak havoc on your system. This article introduces some fundamental strategies for writing Java code that remains secure if a hacker manages to enter the system. Essentially, writing secure code requires a shift in thinking. Instead of worrying about whether code works correctly, you need to anticipate all of the ways that it can be exploited, then ensure that security is maintained in every possible worst case scenario. This, of course, is a monumental task, and there is no silver bullet for security. Several strateg... (more)