Saw two very interesting articles today – both related to Microsoft development platforms. First: Microsoft has warned game developers that they are at risk. Because online game characters are starting to have real-world value, these assets are now potentially under attack.
Next: Developers for the various Window Mobile platforms are failing terribly at creating secure software. Airscanner Corp released an article where they picked apart a number of 3rd party applications for the PocketPC platform and found them to be largely insecure.
In the beginning we started doing work centered on web application security, but over time this has evolved to software security in general. Warnings being sent out about security for these two non-traditional development platforms only serve to underscore the importance of ANY developers building software for distributed applications having training in secure software development techniques.
dan _at_ denimgroup.com