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Java Applets and enhancing network security

List and describe at least three ways Java Applets can be used to enhance network security.

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List and describe at least three ways Java Applets can be used to enhance network security.

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Applet Security
Signed Applets
Secure Versioning

Describe at least three ways Java Applets can be used to enhance network security.

Applet Security:

Applets are divided into two categories: trusted and untrused. Trusted applets are not subject to any security restrictions and can therefore open connections to any host at will; untrusted applets are subject to the security restrictions

When an applet is loaded a check is first made to see if an applet by that name (the value of the CODE attribute in the APPLET tag) exists in the classpath (if none was explicitly set, then just the internal default classpath is used); if so, the applet found in the classpath is loaded. Applets loaded this way are considered trusted. If no applet by the requested name is found in the classpath then it is loaded from the location specified by the combination of url's used to load the page containing the applet and in the CODEBASE attribute. Applets loaded this way are considered untrusted.

Since trusted applets have no security ...

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This solution describes using Java Applets for network security.

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