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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 4 by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 19. ASP.NET Security

Beware of the man who won’t be bothered with details.

William Feather

By nature, Web applications are subject to several types of attacks whose damage and impact can vary quite a bit, depending on the characteristics of the application itself. The most secure Web application is the application that actually resists attacks, not the application just designed to. Security is a rather intricate puzzle whose solution varies from one application to another. The important thing to remember is that, more often than not, security is manifested through a successful mix of application-level and system-level measures.

Many developers have learned on their own that security is not a feature that can be easily added to existing ...

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