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.NET Framework Security by Kevin T. Price, Rudi Martin, Matthew Lyons, Sebastian Lange, Brian A. LaMacchia

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Networked Computing with the .NET Framework

Chapter 1, “Common Security Problems on the Internet,” discussed several problems surrounding networked computing:

  • Insecure default configurations

  • Buffer overflows

  • Canonicalization errors

  • Information leaks

  • Denial-of-service vulnerabilities

As we saw in Chapter 2, the .NET Framework has many interesting features for developers, administrators, and users. Those features can help solve some of these security problems. The following sections will look at how these problems are addressed.

Insecure Default Configurations

There are numerous settings that you can tweak in the .NET Framework to affect execution behavior. Among these are some key settings that help prevent security problems from arising in .NET applications. ...

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