Perl's tainting feature is critical in building secure applications, especially on the web. Most security holes are caused by using untrusted data from an outside source. Learn how to ensure that you only operateon safe data, and to test your applications and assumptions effectively.
Andy Lester has been a professional programmer for eighteen years and a Perl evangelist for a decade. By day, he manages programmers for Follett Library Resources in McHenry, IL. By night, he spreads the gospel of automated testing and maintains over a dozen CPAN modules. Andy also writes for The Perl Journal, and three of his hacks have been published in Spidering Hacks by O'Reilly.
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