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Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET Programmer's Cookbook by Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 18. Security and Cryptography

Security is a broad field that encompasses everything from scrambling data with encryption to locking the server room door. To write secure code, it’s essential to conduct risk analysis and threat assessment studies, make use of industrial-strength security standards such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Kerberos, and have everything reviewed by a security expert. There are several excellent books that can help you come to terms with essential security concepts. You can refer to Bruce Schneier’s Applied Cryptography, Second Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 1995) for an introduction to cryptographic concepts; Microsoft’s own Writing Secure Code, Second Edition (Microsoft Press, 2003) for an introduction to a wide ...

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