What should every programmer know about security?

Principles to keep in mind if you want your applications to be secure:

  • Never trust any input!
  • Validate input from all untrusted sources - use whitelists not blacklists
  • Plan for security from the start - it's not something you can bolt on at the end
  • Keep it simple - complexity increases the likelihood of security holes
  • Keep your attack surface to a minimum
  • Make sure you fail securely
  • Use defence in depth
  • Adhere to the principle of least privilege
  • Use threat modelling
  • Compartmentalize - so your system is not all or nothing
  • Hiding secrets is hard - and secrets hidden in code won't stay secret for long
  • Don't write your own crypto
  • Using crypto doesn't mean you're secure (attackers will look for a weaker link)
  • Be aware of buffer overflows and how to protect against them
There are some excellent books and articles online about making your applications secure:
Source: StackOverFlow

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