Nothing Is Safe!

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 softwareAirscanner 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
dan _at_ denimgroup.com

About Dan Cornell

A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As the Chief Technology Officer and a Principal at Denim Group, Ltd., he leads the technology team to help Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process. He is also the original creator of ThreadFix, Denim Group's industry leading application vulnerability management platform.
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