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15/02
2022

Log4J: The Security Issue Seriously Troubling Experts

Log4J: The Security Issue Seriously Troubling Experts

The digital realm is full of dangers, but some are higher in severity and reach than others. Log4J is one such threat that has emerged recently, and is now worrying cybersecurity experts worldwide.

What is Log4J?

Log4j is a Java-based open-source logging tool which was developed by the Apache Software Foundation, which basically provides a programming code, written in Java computer language. The idea is that web developers use this tool to log user input, for whatever reason – be that usability or to log errors that emerge – when creating a web application. To put things simply, Log4J records events, including errors as well as routine system operations, to communicate diagnostic messages about them to users of the site, and the system administrators; this helps developers keep their applications running smoothly, and spot issues that arise during usage. So, rather than write the whole code from scratch for this purpose, developers will utilise open-source librar...

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