Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista®

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Microsoft Press, Jun 4, 2010 - Computers - 224 pages
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Get the definitive guide to writing more-secure code for Windows Vista—from the authors of the award-winning Writing Secure Code, Michael Howard and David LeBlanc. This reference is ideal for developers who understand the fundamentals of Windows programming and APIs. It complements Writing Secure Code, examining the delta between Windows XP and Windows Vista security. You get first-hand insights into design decisions, lessons learned from Windows Vista development, and practical advice for solving real-world security issues.

Discover how to:

  • Develop applications to run without administrator privileges
  • Apply best practices for using integrity controls
  • Help protect your applications with ASLR, NX, and SafeSEH
  • Evaluate authentication, authorization, and cryptography enhancements in Windows Vista
  • Write services that restrict privileges and tokens—and sidestep common problems
  • Learn how Windows Internet Explorer 7 defenses and new security features affect your development efforts

PLUS—Get Microsoft Visual C#, Visual C++, and C code samples on the Web

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About the author (2010)

MICHAEL HOWARD is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. He has served as deputy dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and president of the Barbados Economics Society. His main research interests are in the areas of public finance, monetary economics, and development economics. He has published Dependence and Development in Barbados (1989), as well as a number of articles in academic journals on fiscal and monetary issues.

David LeBlanc, Ph.D., is a founding member of the Trustworthy Computing Initiative at Microsoft(R). He has been developing solutions for computing security issues since 1992 and has created award-winning tools for assessing network security and uncovering security vulnerabilities. David is a senior developer in the Microsoft Office Trustworthy Computing group.

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