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Just Java™ 2, Fifth Edition by Peter van der Linden

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Chapter 25. Java Security

Java Security

The term “security” means controlling the resources of your computer system: the files, screen, peripherals, and CPU cycles. Even on a single-user PC, this is an issue because a Windows virus can destroy your data, or the system can be hijacked from over the network. Some form of security check is particularly needed with anything that is downloaded and executed automatically on your behalf. Just by browsing a web page, embedded applets are sent over and executed on your ...

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