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Writing Secure Code by Michael Howard and David LeBlanc

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Introduction

During February and March of 2002, all normal feature work on Microsoft Windows stopped. Throughout this period, the entire development team turned its attention to improving the security of the next version of the product, Windows .NET Server 2003. The goal of the Windows Security Push, as it became known, was to educate the entire team about the latest secure coding techniques, to find design and code flaws, and to improve test code and documentation. The first edition of this book was required reading by all members of the Windows team during the push, and this second edition documents many of the findings from that push and subsequent security pushes for other Microsoft products, including SQL Server, Office, Exchange, Systems ...

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