April, 2006

  • .NET Security Blog

    Adding a UAC Manifest to Managed Code

    The UAC feature of Vista is one of my favorite new features -- it really makes running as a non-admin much less painful than it has been in the past. One of the requirements that UAC puts on developers is that we must mark our applications with manifests...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Sharing a Strong Name Key File Across Projects

    v2.0 of the .NET Framework deprecated the use of the AssemblyKeyFileAttribute and AssemblyKeyContainerAttribute . Often times, these attributes were used to share a common key file across several projects. If you try to share key files using the Visual...
  • .NET Security Blog

    5 Reasons to Choose Simple Sandboxing

    When it comes time to host some partially trusted code in your application, perhaps as a part of an Add-In model, you’ve got a few options to choose from. How do you decide which is the best way to go? Thankfully the answer to this one is relatively...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Visual Studio Tip: Editing Project Files

    Earlier I mentioned tweaking project files -- something that a lot of people do just by opening the project file up in Notepad and tweaking it. Although it's a bit hard to discover, you can actually do this right within Visual Studio 2005, saving you...
  • .NET Security Blog

    What Happens When You Fully Sign a Test Signed Assembly

    When an assembly is test signed , the public key used to verify its signature is different from the public key that makes up part of the assembly identity. So what happens when you take an assembly which is registered as a test signed assembly on your...
  • .NET Security Blog

    FxCop Transparency Rules

    The FxCop team has just announced the availability of RC 1 of FxCop 1.35 . Notable in this release is the introduction of the first three rules around security transparency . Namely, you'll see: SecurityTransparentAssembliesShouldNotContainSecurityCriticalCode...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Category Cleanup

    My Ship-It sticker for Whidbey shows that we officially shipped on October 27th -- hard to believe it's been 6 months already! In celebration of the anniversary, I'm going to remove the Whidbey category from this blog, and future posts will assume...
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