High-Level Security Issues in Multimedia/Hypertext Systems

  • Eduardo B. Fernandez
  • Krishnakumar R. Nair
  • Maria M. Larrondo-Petrie
  • Yan Xu
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


Multimedia/hypertext systems are growing at an enormous rate. A large variety of trans­actions take place over the Internet. We have today different types of documents available as hypertext on the WWW for these transactions. WWW is the major platform for world-wide transfer of documents. The security of these documents is a top priority issue but this is a relatively neglected area. Most of the existing work focuses on low-level aspects. We look here at the high-level security measures available today, different combinations of security models, different types of documents and the effect of the system environment. We indicate directions for future research.


Authorization Document Security Hypertext documents Multimedia Object-oriented Models World Wide Web 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo B. Fernandez
    • 1
  • Krishnakumar R. Nair
    • 1
  • Maria M. Larrondo-Petrie
    • 1
  • Yan Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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