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ECB v/s CBC
Just thought I would throw in some stuff this weekeend about security. I was reading up at a coffee shop about the use of block ciphers, and situations in which they should not be used. Ran across this very interesting post from the security samurai. If you want to know when to use ECB verus CBC, this is important reading. HE aslo gives a .NET example of usin the Rjindael encryption schema! Have fun Personal moment: Dang! We are seeing the sun for the first time in a week(in the northeast) and I ......

Posted On Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:25 AM

the titanic has sailed
The project that I have been code finally got put on a CD and shipped out today. There was a long delay (almost a month) between development hading it over to QA and the product finally being approved. It's funny that the QA time for the product was almost the same as the development time. There were several builds of individual projects but all in all it was a fun experience. I now feel light-headed and emotionally drained. As someone on my team put it - "the titanic has finally sailed". Hopefully ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 11, 2005 1:14 PM

Server.Transfer and postback events bug
So here's a documented bug with ASP .NET 1.1 that microsoft accepts. The problem is when you have a postback control on a page and are using Server.Transfer along with it. I am trying to figure out a secure way to transfer variables between pages without pushing it down to the browser with encrypted cookies. The application is too sensitive to have any user data on the client side. Maybe I have to go back to the good old way of shoving stuff in the Database :( . Anybody have suggestions to mitigate ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 7:14 AM

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