Now that the basics of the Java environment have been covered, you are ready to examine Java security in earnest. It is only after understanding what the security model is, how it works, and how it doesn't, that you can truly begin to assess the security situation.
People should think carefully about using Java even casually with a Java-enabled browser. This book will present some of the facts associated with Java security so that you may decide when, where, and how to use Java. Unfortunately, there is no black-and-white answer to the question: How and when should I use Java?
Copyright ©1999 Gary McGraw and Edward Felten.