Heave an egg out of an open window almost anywhere in the world today, and the odds of striking a Netscape user are in your favor. The odds are even better that this person either knows nothing of Java or believes that it is safe. Pick up almost any book on Java programming, and you will see the same superficial and misleading treatment of security issues. This important book is the first one to address the myriad problems raised by Java. It clearly and concisely explains past problems, current issues, and future risks. McGraw and Felten grab the high and mighty Java industry by the ear, and they offer sane and sensible advice to every level of Java programmer and user. One can only wish that this book had appeared a year earlier and had been widely read by Java's cheerleaders and hucksters. Perhaps then more of the problems would have been solved by now, and fewer risks would remain.
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