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Booklet for developers and security professionals on how to implement code obfuscation, .NET strong name signing, and Authenticode code signing in order to protect applications deployment. The guide contains detailed description of different code signing implementation options from basic software to sophisticated hardware solution.

Topics include: reasons to implement code obfuscation and signing, obfuscation and strong name signing dependencies, description of Authenticode signing process, singing certificates and certificate authorities, signing certificate private key storage: hardware vs. software, three ways to implement code signing, and more (Article: ~4,460 words).

Table of Contents includes:
1. Introduction
Several Reasons to Implement Code Obfuscation and Signing
Additional Benefits of Strong Name Signing
Additional Benefits of Authenticode Signing
2. Code Obfuscation and Strong Name Signing
Code Obfuscation Tools
Obfuscation Project and Strong Name Signing
Obfuscation and Strong Name Signing from Command Line
3. Authenticode Code Signing
Code Signing
Digital Signatures
How Code Signing Works
Authenticode
Code Signing Certificate
X.509 Standard
Obtaining Code Signing Certificate
Signing Certificate Pricing
Code Signing Certificate Storage: Hardware vs. Software
Time Stamping
Certificate Validity (Expiration Date)
4. Implementing Authenticode Signing
Code Signing Process à la Microsoft
Code Signing Implementation Options: Advantages, Disadvantages, Costs
Option 1: “Full Hardware”
Option 2: “Basic Software”
Option 3: “Combined Software/Hardware”
5. Tips on Implementing “Combined Software/Hardware” Option
Requirements to Signing Application
6. Tips on Implementing “Basic Software” Option
Installing Code Signing Certificate on Signing Server
SignTool
Installing SignTool
Using SignTool
5. Testing
Testing Obfuscation
Testing Strong Name Signatures
Testing Authenticode Signatures
6. Resources
Tools and Products
Authenticode Certificates Offered by Public Certificate Authorities
Online Authenticode Timestamping Services
Standards
Articles
Books
About the Author

Slava Gomzin, CISSP, ECSP, Security+ has more than 15 years of professional experience in software development and application security. He is Security Architect at Retalix USA.

Published: Slava Gomzin on Apr 22, 2012
ISBN: 9781476313184
List price: $4.99
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