Using SecureString in code

Securing your application against malicious attacks is not an easy task. It is the constant struggle between writing secure code while minimizing bugs (which hackers usually exploit) and black hats writing more and more sophisticated methods to compromise systems and networks. I personally believe that higher learning institutions need to teach IT students two things:

  • How to use and integrate with a popular ERP system
  • Proper software security principles

In fact, I believe that secure programming 101 must not simply be a module or topic in a given IT course, but a whole course on its own. It needs to be handled with the seriousness and respect it deserves and needs to preferably be taught by someone that can actually hack ...

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