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  • Happy 2006 - 2005 in security figures

    To all of my blog readers: a great 2006 with a bunch of superb product releases and development excitement. OMG, I hate those kind of posts :-). Anyway, below you'll find some Secunia figures about security bulletins in 2005. Enjoy!                       SQL...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 01-04-2006
  • "19 Deadly Sins of Software Security" by Michael Howard, David LeBlanc, John Viega

    Looks a promising successor for the "Writing Secure Code 2nd Edition" which every serious developer should have on his/her bookshelf (after reading it of course :-)). More information on Amazon where I just ordered the book. This *really* was the last blog post before my (OOF) holidays. I'll be offline...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 08-20-2005
  • SQL Server Demo - The eXtended Procedure Hell

    Preparing a little demo on SQL Server 2005 CLR showing the benifits of the CLR compared too the dangers of using extended procedures to extend the database's functionality. I decided to start Visual C++ 6.0 (:o), create a new project, choose the Extended Stored Procedure Wizard and call the project xpdemo...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 07-24-2005
  • Unsecured WLANs in practice

    This evening my laptop offered me the option to connect to an unsecured WLAN with an unknown SSID in the living room. Pretty cool :o. Even cooler to get a valid IP address, have no MAC filtering, therefore allowing me to connect to the internet with just one click. Even more, the router admin pages are...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 06-22-2005
  • Fighting spam on blogs - the sequel

    Recently, I received quite some spam from the same IP addresses, so I decided to fight back by extending the spam trigger on the SQL Server database in order to block comments from a list of IP addresses. Pretty simple to do and effective. Here's a quick code snippet: CREATE TRIGGER BlockBlackIPs ON...
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 03-04-2005
  • Fighting spam on my blog

    Recently, I've received a bunch of spam on my blog. Luckily I'm maintaining the database of my blog myself, so I can make any changes I want in order to get rid of all this nonsense information. I found a really nice way to do this is by using triggers as explained on
    Posted to B# .NET Blog (Weblog) by bart on 01-15-2005
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