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.NET Common Language Runtime Unleashed by Kevin Burton

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Network Security

As wonderful as the Internet is today, it does not take much more than a network sniffer to pull out sensitive information that is sent as plain text over the wire. See Figure 12.15 for an example, using the Network Monitor available on every Microsoft Server platform.

Figure 12.15. Using Network Monitor to spy.

Chapter 16, “.NET Security,” is devoted to security in the .NET Framework and the CLR. Specific network security is covered only briefly. Even in this section on network security, not enough space is available to cover all of the aspects of security that are related to managed code.

Microsoft has added a considerable suite ...

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