Checklist: Ten dos and don'ts for secure coding

Download this checklist of dos and don'ts for developing secure code.

Do validate all user input
Do escape input values
Do fail Safe
Do treat sensitive security information with care
Do practice defense-in-depth
Don't provide hints to hackers
Don't add comments telling what the code does; say why the code does what it does
Do study code patterns
Do make (code) buddies
Don't just fix defects, study them

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This was last published in March 2006

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