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64 Bit Clean Code
- Lists some of the common things you have to be careful of to make sure that your code is 64 bit clean.
- Answers several frequently asked questions related to applets and what they are allowed to do.
Best Practices for Secure Development
- Covers projects lifecycle, design principles, authentication, confidentitiality, integrity, and accountability. Also has specific information for many platforms and languages. [pdf format - 66 pages]
- Describes a systematic process in which one or more individuals try to find security flaws.
Guidelines for C Source Code Auditing
- Covers vulnerable points. Mentions both "white box" and "black box" testing methods.
How to Find Security Holes
- Primer for finding faults so they can be fixed before people use them to break into things.
Java Security Code Guidelines
- Identifies potential pitfalls that you should avoid and shows you how to write your code so that it will not be vulnerable to security attacks.
Java Security Tutorial
- Takes about 2.5 hours. Licensed under the GPL. Available in PowerPoint (ppt) and Portable Document Format (PDF) formats.
NCSA Secure Programming Guidelines
- Has checklists for cgi and setuid programs. Also has language specific things for C, Perl, and Shell.
Perl CGI Problems
- "rain forest puppy" gives a list of holes and how to plug them.
Safe CGI Programming
- Intended for the beginning or intermediate cgi programmer. Purpose is to help people avoid the most common errors.
Secure C Programming Guide
- Talks about memory and string issues.
Secure Internet Programming
Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO
- This document provides a set of design and implementation guidelines for writing secure programs for Linux and Unix systems.
Secure UNIX Programming
- Covers general questions, information flow, "privileges and credentials", process interaction, race conditions, and input.
Shifting the Odds
- Steve Bellovin's paper on writing more secure programs. [pdf format - 36 pages]
- Avoiding security holes when developing an application.
Twelve Rules for Developing More Secure Java Code
- Authors Gary McGraw and Edward Felten share tips about how to create more secure code.
Writing Safe Setuid Programs
- Papers and talks by Matt Bishop.
Writing Secure Java Programs
- Describes a variety of security features and attacks from a programmer's point of view.
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