A Tangled World Wide Web of Security Issues

  • Joris Claessens
  • Bart Preneel
  • Joos Vandewalle


The World Wide Web (WWW) was initially intended as a means to share distributed information amongst individuals. Now the WWW has become the preferred environment for a multitude of e-services: e-commerce, e-banking, e-voting, e-government, etc. Security for these applications is an important enabler. This article gives a thorough overview of the different security issues regarding the WWW, and provides insight in the current state-of-the-art and evolution of the proposed and deployed solutions.
How to Cite
Claessens, J., Preneel, B., & Vandewalle, J. (2002). A Tangled World Wide Web of Security Issues. First Monday, 7(3). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v7i3.935