April, 2005

  • .NET Security Blog

    Whidbey's Security Off Model

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    Although the v1.0 and v1.1 versions of CasPol provided a switch to disable the CLR's security system, running without CAS enforcement on was never a scenario that we encouraged for obvious reasons. The choice to disable security was a system wide switch...
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    Happy Birthday Channel 9

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    Channel 9 turns one year old today, and to celebrate they've been releasing quite a few interesting interviews. One in particular that really stands out is the four parter with Windows Kernel Architect Dave Probert . Dave gives an overview of Windows...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Trusting Applications with their Strong Name

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    Last time I talked about reasons that you might want to strongly name your application's entry point . The most obvious reason is so that you can setup your security policy to increase the level of trust given to that assembly by the default policy. You...
  • .NET Security Blog

    When to Strongly Name an Application Entry Point

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    Junfeng wonders why you might want to strongly name an exe . Sometimes strong naming your exe can be a very useful, but like any feature it's not necessarily always the tool you need for the job. For instance, when running a simple managed .exe off of...
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    Security and the Papal Election

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    With the Papal Election only four days away, Bruce Schneier has taken a look at the process from a security standpoint . I found this to be quite an interesting read, since virtually all the information I have about electing a new Pope came from reading...
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    Beta 2, Get Yer Beta 2

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    As I'm sure most of you have seen by now, today we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and SQL Server 2005 April Community Tech Preview. The release is a huge step over the old beta 1 bits, and can be found on MSDN . One of the...
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