Thursday, January 24, 2008

"How Do I?" Videos for Security from MSDN - Amazing Resource

Hola!!!! It has been a long time, I've written anything on security, the last post you saw from me(Beware while using GMail) This is a kind of resource I have been looking for years. Many times, due to seer desire to be pure evil or just to have fun of doing something new, I've put my hands in mud of Computer and yes...let me tell you they are dirty. Also I've observed this behavior, especially .Net developers, they tend to ignore one important aspect of any Project Development Lifecycle i.e. Application Security. Reason behind them are mostly lack of awareness at entry level(colleges) as well as Professional level(seminars on security? sounds funny, Project Development, discussion groups etc). I must say that NOT all of the developers ignore security but yes majority of them only do it when a tester finds it out or the project sign off explicitly demands it. Anywayz here is a set of excellent resources that will provide you insight on .Net Security.
"How do I?" Videos for Security All the videos that explore a variety of security questions for developers, including encryption, handling attacks, security best practices, and a lot more. New videos are added regularly, so check back often.
All the downloads are available in the following formats along with sample code.
Video Downloads:
ZIP WMV iPod MP4 3GP Zune PSP
Audio Downloads:
AAC WMA MP2 MP3 MP4

Some Interesting Videos

Also check out the right pane for all other How Do I series videos.

Why Google Group should still be in BETA!!!

Many a times people blame me to be a "M$ and rest of the world", while upto certain extent it is true, but then I like to be truthful, I love to go and get the best. For people who don't know me well, my default search engine is Google. Also, after my corporate M$ Exchange A/C, it's Gmail and blogging site I use is Blogger. In discussion groups I use Google Groups and sometimes.. yes sometimes 'cause this is something that keeps hitting me in the face since we have started. The UI is simple..true..but what good is UI if its not working at all? Apart from other dirty problems I face, one thing I must tell you guys is the search within the group, it sucks...so much I don't have words.(Infact, I have but I cant use them here. :P).

Today, I was looking for an old article I wrote on Security on Gmail and Browsers. And out of curiosity instead of having a right term, I put google and then it all started, all the first result sets are...check out the attached video for the surprise. High-Res Video is available here.

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