Today, more and more business and personal transactions are being processed over the Internet. While that means opportunities abound for ASP.NET MVC developers, it also comes with an obligation to help users stay safe and keep their information secure. Confidential information is a target for people looking to realize illicit gains from identity theft or credit card fraud, or to gain a competitive edge in the business world. With this in mind, it is easy to understand the level of importance the development community must give to security.
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