Monthly Archive:: October 2011

XSS and its prevention

Variants of Cross site scripting (XSS) attacks are almost limitless as mentioned on the OWASP site (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cross-site_Scripting_(XSS)). Here I propose to use a Servlet Filter based solution for sanitization of HTTP Request. The attack Lets see how an XSS attack manifests itself. Attached is an over simplified portlet which shows a scenario which is very [&hellip

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Dennis Ritchie, Co-Creator of Unix and Founder of C, Has Died

In less than a week, the world has lost two tech pioneers. Last week, we mourned the passing of Steve Jobs, and now we say goodbye to computer scientist Dennis Ritchie who also recently died. Ritchie, or dmr as he was called in programming circles, worked most of his life at Bell Laboratories where he helped [&hellip

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Book Review: Head First Design Patterns

Firstly I will say that despite this book leveraging the Java language I believe it would be perfectly easy to follow for a non-Java engineer, since it is not too concern with specific syntax (maybe excluding the Iterator and Proxy patterns), just principles.  It’s very well written, engaging, easy to follow and straight forward. Design [&hellip

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