Monday Apr 14, 2014

Version 5.0 of the Java Secure Coding Guidelines now available!

A new version of the Java Secure Coding Guidelines is now available at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/seccodeguide-139067.html

This version has many updates, including:

  • Additional information for some of the new Java SE 8 features
  • Several new guidelines and examples
  • A new appendix covering the Java Native Interface
  • A new symbolic naming for sections
  • Several formatting changes
These guidelines contain coding patterns and best practices that are extremely useful for building robust and secure Java applications.

Thursday Mar 13, 2014

How to use the XML Signature secure validation mode

This post shows you how to use the new secure validation mode for XML Signatures that we introduced in JDK 7u25.[Read More]

Tuesday Dec 03, 2013

How to determine if a signed JAR is timestamped

Applying a timestamp when you sign a JAR is strongly recommended, as it allows you to prove that you signed the JAR during the time interval that your code signing certificate was still valid.[Read More]

Friday Nov 01, 2013

JEP 124: Enhance the Certificate Revocation-Checking API

JEP 124 (Enhance the Certificate Revocation-Checking API) is one of the 11 new security features in JDK 8. This feature enhances the java.security.cert API to support various revocation settings such as best-effort checking, end-entity certificate checking, and mechanism-specific options and parameters.[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

Slides for my JavaOne session: "Using the New JDK 8 Security Features"

Thanks to everyone who attended my talk yesterday on "Using the New JDK 8 Security Features". Here are the slides for my session for those that could not attend or would like a copy for further reference: CON_7932_Mullan.pdf.

Monday Aug 26, 2013

JEP 131: PKCS#11 Crypto Provider for 64-bit Windows

JEP 131 (PKCS#11 Crypto Provider for 64-bit Windows) is another of the 11 new security features funded and targeted to JDK 8.[Read More]

Monday Aug 19, 2013

JEP 130: SHA-224 Message Digests

JEP 130 (SHA-224 Message Digests) is one of the 11 new security features funded and targeted to JDK 8.[Read More]

Thursday Aug 15, 2013

I will be speaking at JavaOne 2013 on "Using the New JDK 8 Security Features"

I will be speaking at JavaOne 2013 on "Using the New JDK 8 Security Features"[Read More]
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