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Windows System Programming, Fourth Edition by Johnson M. Hart

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Chapter 15. Securing Windows Objects

Windows supports a comprehensive security model that prevents unauthorized access to objects such as files, processes, and file mappings. Nearly all sharable objects can be protected, and the programmer has a fine granularity of control over access rights. Windows has Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL-4), an internationally recognized criteria.

Security is a large subject that cannot be covered completely in a single chapter. Therefore, this chapter concentrates on the immediate problem of showing how to use the Windows security API to protect objects from unauthorized access. While access control is only a subset of Windows security functionality, it is of direct concern ...

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