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Security Issues with MS Windows


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Introduction
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The Problem
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Why is this Misleading?
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So How is security breached?
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Can Things get shoddier?
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Other Resources
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Analysis and comparsion with NSA guidlines
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World Class Authority
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Conclusions
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Further links for Reference


Further links for Reference:


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Description / Functioning

Products with admitted dependency on it

More on encryption and cryptography:

Repudiating authentication because of

Potential hardware subversion

Technical terms

Cryptographic Service Provider
A module which actually does encryption or decryption as a service to CryptoAPI
What is CryptoAPI?
Software developers need to encrypt and decrypt data and validate that code has not been modified. This can be easily done through a CryptoAPI call. Every Microsoft Windows OS uses this CryptoAPI.

Acknowledgements:


Many people have contributed very generously to make this posting possible. The main contributor has been Mr. Bruce Gingery. Mr. Udhay Shankar made important suggestions to give a prespective to the issues addressed. Ms. P. Baldota collated most of the information.

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Copyright 1999 Dr. Raj Mehta. All rights reserved.