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Posted - 05 Mar 2004 :  12:46:25  Show Profile  Email Poster
Security Features in Windows CE .NET

Here's a very good paper from Microsoft’s Security Manager for CE.NET. He drills down to particular features, and goes on to suggest specific techniques to write safe code (for example, do you know the six ANSI C/C++ instructions that should never be used?? Read on!).

Security Features in Windows CE .NET
Marcus Ash and Mukkul Dasgupta
Microsoft Corporation
Originally published January, 2003

Security is becoming increasingly important in the world of smart, connected devices. This detailed technical whitepaper discusses the various security mechanisms and features that device manufacturers and developers can use to build Microsoft Windows CE .NET-based applications and devices with enhanced security. Topics covered include Windows CE .NET operating system security, cryptography, authentication, smart cards, and public key technologies. The whitepaper also discusses common security vulnerabilities and provide tips and best practices to help avoid these pitfalls.

Create a Trusted Environment
Creating a signature
Verifying a signature
Trusted APIs
Object store security
Database security
Secure Your Communications Network
Secure Your Wireless Network
Use Authentication
Use Credential Manager
Use SSL to Enhance Secure Network Communication
Encrypt Data Using CryptoAPI
Best practices
Use the Protected Store API
Generate Random Data Using CryptGenRandom
Isolate Sensitive Data in a Smart Card
Practice Secure Coding Techniques
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