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Programming Windows® Services with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 by Michael Gernaey

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Chapter 3. Services and Security

Whether you are writing a stand-alone application, a server application, or a service, you need to take security into account. Security comes in many different levels and applies to many different facets of an application, user, computer, network even a company’s enterprise architecture. No matter what you are writing—a simple data gathering service, an application monitor, a batch job processor, or a complex data mining service—you need to understand the role that security plays in your development and support model.

Understanding what to look for to ensure that your service, data, server, and network are secured is the key to avoiding security risks and potential ...

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