Security on ASP.NET applications

The evolution of information systems places more and more applications on web-based architectures. The concern with security on this type of systems has to evolve also. Any programmer familiar with Web development is a potential script kiddie. The task of corrupting, destroying or getting illicit access to data cannot be facilitated.

There is a series of guides on Microsoft Developer’s Network, on how to protect an ASP.NET application against injection attacks. The guides are pretty straightforward, giving a brief notion of the attacks and also the counter measures one can adopt to prevent them:

Even if you have already deployed applications, it’s very well worth it to spend some time analyzing them and integrating the security enhancements explained. Better safe than sorry.


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