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Http basic authentication header: Learn with Java code sample

HTTP basic authentication with headers is one of the username & password based methods of securing access to web sites, web applications and web services. Purpose of this article is to analyze the details of this approach by explaining how to encode a pair of username & password as a basic authentication header string as well as to decode the authentication string generated from the web clients like browser or soapIU; and the example is implemented with Java.

[Wikipedia] Updated 'Terms of Use' Effective from 25th May

Wikipedia, the One-stop website for most of the queries ranging from a tiny cell to the universe has a notice on top of the site claiming the 'Terms of use' (ToU) is changing tomorrow. Even though I am a regular user of Wikipedia, was never worried to read their 'ToU'. However this noticed lead me to compare the older with the new version.
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