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Applying Basic Trust Concepts to Software Module Design

As a consultant who reviews code a lot, this statement immediately got me thinking about trust at the code-level. Trust issues are fun to think about — not only because there are bookoos of trust-related issues in today’s apps (particularly mashups) but also because they are difficult to mitigate through good defensive design. As a software design enthusiast, I believe we can apply the concept of trust attacks as described above to low-level module design (think the Class keyword in Java or class keyword is C++) by changing one word in the second sentence: