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Learn More about Security!

With the vast array of sensitive transactions occurring on the Web today, security is of the utmost importance. If you plan on asking your visitors for personal or financial information, protecting that data from outside forces is essential. Furthermore, there are times when you want to prevent a set of users from accessing certain information on your site. Both of these scenarios fall under the Security catagory. Below you will find links to several articles discussing these issues at hand!

If you are interested in learning security fundamentals, be sure to read the articles in the Crypto 101 section!

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Crypto 101

  • Basic Cryptography Terminology
  • Symmetric Cryptography
  • One-Way Hash Functions
  • Public Key Cryptography
  • Digital Certificates
  • Secure Email and S/MIME
  • Learn About Windows Cryptography
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    Security Holes Concerning ASP Pages

  • ::$DATA Data Stream Name May Return Source (Microsoft KB Article)
  • Protecting Yourself Against ::$DATA
  • NULL.HTW Security Hole
  • The Translate: f Security Hole
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin - +.htr Exposes Source
  • ShowCode.asp Sample Page May Display Source
  • Known ASP Security Holes
  • ASP Security Hole Resource
  • Unchecked Buffer in Index Server ISAPI Extension Could Enable Web Server Compromise
  • Data Sanitization - Reducing Security Holes in an ASP Web Site

    Protecting Information through Encryption

  • Using ASPEncrypt with Web Applications
  • Crash Course in Cryptography
  • RC4 Encryption Using ASP & VBScript
  • Encryption with ASP
  • ASP Encrypt HomePage
  • Protecting Passwords with a One-way Hash Function

    Providing Information Only to Authenticated Users

  • Simple Authentication
  • FAQ: Protecting Certain Pages of your Web Site
  • Logins and Permissions
  • ASP Authentication using IP Address
  • Authentication & Security

    Web Site Security

  • SSL - Both Secure and Friendly
  • SSL Options

    Misc. Security Information

  • How to Request and Install an SSL Certificate on IIS 4
  • Implementing a Secure Site with ASP (Microsoft Whitepaper)
  • Making Sure your Server's Secure
  • Advanced Security Concepts

  • Article Information
    Article Title: - Learn More about Security!
    Article Author: Scott Mitchell
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