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Matteo Slaviero

Matteo Slaviero works as Microsoft .NET Framework consultant. He recently started his own company, Cassandra, to develop new products and services related to the world of cryptography (symmetric encryption, digital signature, X509 digital certificates generation and more). . Follow him on Twitter

TLS/SSL and .NET Framework 4.0

The Secure Socket Layer is now essential for the secure exchange of digital data, and is most generally used within the HTTPS protocol. .NET now provides the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to implement secure communications directly. Matteo explains the TLS/SSL protocol, and takes a hands-on approach to investigate the SslStream class to show how to implement a secure communication channel Read more...

Customize Automated Error Reporting In SmartAssembly

Despite being, for some time, a keen user of SmartAssembly for the .NET components that he produces, Matteo hadn't discovered the Automated Error Reporting feature until recently. As he reports, it has enabled him to be much quicker and more effective in dealing with any problems that one of his users might experience, and it keeps his customers happy too Read more...

Authentication and Authorization with Windows Accounts in ASP.NET

If you are providing web-based information for a closed group of users, such as a company or similar organisation with roles and membership, then Windows authentication make a great deal of sense for ASP.NET websites or even .NET applications. Why, and how do you implement it? Matteo explains all. Read more...

Code Access Security in ASP.NET 4.0

In the third, and final article that introduces Code Access Security in .NET Framework 4.0, Matteo explains, with examples, how the Level2 Security Transparent Model works within a hosted ASP.NET environment. Read more...

What's New in Code Access Security in .NET Framework 4.0 - Part 2

Having introduced us to the basics of the new Code Access Security Model available in .NET Framework 4.0, Matteo Slaviero explains how to use this powerful new system to implement fine-grained code security in ways where have never before been possible. Read more...

What's New in Code Access Security in .NET Framework 4.0 - Part I

The Code Access Security model has been completely redesigned in the .NET Framework 4.0, to the point where CAS policies have been completely removed, and everything now works through Level2 Security Transparency. Confused? Not for long. Matteo Slaviero, a .NET security expert, brings us up to speed. Read more...

AJAX basics with jQuery in ASP.NET

ASP.NET now has support for the jQuery JavaScript library. Although ASP.NET integrated AJAX technology by introducing the is the UpdatePanel server control, jQuery offers an alternative, and more versatile, way of doing it and a great deal more besides. Matteo shows how easy it is to get started with using jQuery. Read more...

{smartassembly} software for code obfuscation

{smartassembly} is a tool for ensuring that the source code your commercial .NET application isn't visible to anyone with .NET Reflector. Matteo, who writes for us about encryption in .NET, asked if he could write a review of {smartassembly} for Simple-Talk. Because we like the product too, and Red Gate Software had recently taken over the product, we were happy to agree. Read more...

Symmetric Encryption

Cryptography is an increasing requirement for applications, so it is great that it is part of the .NET framework. Matteo builds on his first article that explained Asymmetric Cryptography and Digital Signatures, and tackles Symmetric Encryption and how to implement it in the .NET Framework. Read more...

Beginning with Digital Signatures in .NET Framework

Digital Signatures aren't the most intuitive software devices to explain, but Matteo boldly gives a quick-start account of Asymmetric Cryptography and Digital Signatures before demonstrating how simple it can be to perform a signature using an X509 certificate and .NET Framework base classes Read more...

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