Security is more often an artist job than engineering. Its a vital organism for an ethical growth of a responsible application.
The information provided here will be focused towards web based applications; however, some of the concepts can be universally applied to all application development platforms.
While there are 100s of articles and discussion about securing a website and developing a safe authentication system, there are less of synchronization from topic to implementation.
My motto is to provide a pin point to help you start researching and blending into this subject. Note, this blog doesn’t covers learning programming languages, it gives an overview and basically some ideologies on security precautions.
Before starting i would like to share one of my personal experience with one of my client.
I got a call in late evening and my client was almost lasted all his hope. According to him, one of his competitor actually managed to access his network and successfully stolen all of his confidential data stored on that server. Not only this he also deleted all the files from the network so that my client should rework on everything. This was bad on his part, but that late evening made him realize that why so much of security awareness is happening these days.
Yesterday i was in serious discussion with one of my friend, like other thousands of people, he was also with the opinion that the term Hacker is just for bad.
I am in difference with his opinion and with people having similar thoughts. Why this thought comes up, is just because the immature knowledge on the topic. Sorry if i am rude, but let me explain my justification over the subject.
Who is hacker? Hacker could be anyone who is smart, intelligent and having out-of-the-box capabilities to deal with logic. Someone who is highly enthusiast about computer and its technologies. Someone who wants to learn about how stuff works. If this is bad, then the top nosh people sitting on the boards of technology are bad too. With hacking, they are serving you with better world.