(plural defensive programmings)
- (programming) a form of defensive design that wants to ensure that the continuing functioning of a piece of software in spite of unforeseeable usage of it.
defensive programming - Computer Definition
Writing a secure program. Without security in mind, extensive validation of input is one area that is often overlooked. For example, if a small amount of data is expected as input, but the program accepts any amount, it provides a way for the cracker to insert executable code into the program. Using very clever hacking techniques, this code can be made to run.