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

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Development-Time Security Considerations

The security features within the .NET Framework were designed, in part, to make it much easier for developers to write secure code. When authoring code, developers need to consider two main factors—the security requirements of the assemblies they are authoring and the sensitive resources and data (if any) that are potentially exposed by their classes to other code. The two factors are related but distinct, and it is slightly easier to understand the relationship between them if we begin with a discussion of the second factor, protecting sensitive resources, and then go back to investigate how developers indicate and declare security requirements of their assemblies.

The first security-related action a ...

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