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

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Default Security Policy and Mobile Code

Running mobile code on clients is initially bound by the default policy distributed by the .NET Framework. You should evaluate if the provided default policy is appropriate for your organization and then apply any changes that are deemed necessary. The provided security policy is very restrictive by default, so this chapter will cover various ways to properly expand the permissions granted to mobile code.

Default Security Policy's Impact on Mobile Code

In the RTM (the original V1.0 release prior to any Service Packs) release of the .NET Framework, default security policy was set to allow limited permissions for code loaded from the intranet and Internet. In mid-January, Bill Gates announced the strong commitment ...

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