Key concepts in this chapter are:
Using hash digests for storing and verifying passwords
Using private key encryption
Writing a public key encryption routine
Modifying a database to store passwords and bank account numbers in encrypted format
Protecting password fields on forms
Knowing where to use encryption in your own applications
If you read the Introduction, you’ll recall that this book is for Visual Basic .NET programmers new to security, not security experts new to Visual Basic .NET. This book unashamedly simplifies concepts and leaves out unnecessary techno-babble with the goal of making security easier to understand and implement—without sacrificing accuracy. For many programmers, this simplified look at security is all ...