Writing Secure Code

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Microsoft Press, 2002 - Computers - 477 pages
Hackers cost businesses countless dollars and cause developers endless worry every year as they attack networked applications, steal credit-card numbers, deface Web sites, hide back doors and worms, and slow network traffic to a crawl. Keep the bad guys at bay with the tips and techniques in this entertaining, eye-opening book. You'll learn how to padlock your applications throughout the entire development process - from designing secure applications, to writing robust code that can withstand repeated attacks, to testing applications for security flaws. Short, easily digested chapters reveal proven security principles, strategies, and coding techniques to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you've done everything you can to make your code not only fast, but hacker-proof. The authors - two battle-scarred veterans who have solved some of the toughest security problems in the industry - also give you sample code in numerous languages to demonstrate the specifics of secure development. If you build networked applications and you care about the security of your product, you need this book.

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The Need for Secure Systems
Designing Secure Systems
the Buffer Overrun

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LeBlanc works in Microsoft's Security Strategies team helping make Microsoft profucts and operations more secure and has been part of Microsoft's internal network security gropu as a tools developer.

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