Encrypting connection strings in Windows Azure web applications

You may not want your connection strings embedded in your web.config in plaintext – that will expose your database credentials to all the world. This blog post shows how to secure the connection strings. It is ugly, but quite doable. Note: SQL Azure team has posted a four-part series on this in September 2010. Some […]

June 12, 2013 В· Jouni Heikniemi В· 61 Comments
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Security problems with downloaded .NET assemblies

Have two copies of the same file with exactly the same content on a bit-to-bit level, yet one works and the other one fails with a security error? Yeah, that could happen. In this post, I will discuss two features of Windows that may not be familiar to you. First, files in the NTFS file […]

December 10, 2009 В· Jouni Heikniemi В· 4 Comments
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