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David Junta
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Everyone talks about java's security features. Is it really any less hackable than other languages? I thought that any code was hackable if the person doing the hacking was bright enough.
Also, if the hacker didn't change or remove any code, how would you know they'd been there at all?
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Are you talking about hacking the code( aka reverse engineering it ) or hacking a system written in Java??
The first one can be avoided to a certain extent ofcourse, using code obfuscation. There are a lot of software packages available that morph your code into something totally unreadable.
Hacking into a system written in Java, on the otherhand is something that should be taken care of to a certain extent, by the programs. I am not a Java Security guru, but Java being net-pervasive, I am certain there are good language supported security features .
Am I clear as mud??

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