Top Tips for Writing More Secure Code

As cyberattacks continue to increase, developers are coming under increasing pressure to make sure their code is secure. InfoWorld‘s Peter Wayner has put together 17 tips designed to help programmers build security into their applications. Here are ten (visit the link below for the full list):

  • “No. 1: Test inputs rigorously”
  • “No. 2: Store what you need, and not one bit more”
  • “No. 3: Avoid trusting passwords more than necessary”
  • “No. 5: Add delays to your code”
  • “No. 6: Use encryption more often than you think you should”
  • “No. 7: Build walls”
  • “No. 9: Use internal APIs”
  • “No. 10: Bring in outside auditors to critique your code”
  • “No. 12: Limit privilege”
  • “No. 15: Keep apprised of the latest threats”

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