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SDL Quick Security References

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  • Version: 1
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

The SDL Quick Security References will help you better understand and address common attacks that may be affecting your software, Web sites, and users.

  • With the SDL Quick Security References (QSR), the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team introduces a series of basic guidance papers designed to address common vulnerabilities from the perspective of multiple business roles - business decision maker, architect, developer, and tester/QA. These papers will help you address a critical business problem now while moving you toward SDL adoption in the future.


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Quick Security Reference - Cross-Site Scripting.docx
SHA1: 09d2305a9f75f6e78e745cb80eeb19a7b0986185
890 KB
Quick Security Reference - Exposure of Sensitive Information.docx
SHA1: 57471965be44a92c4d2eacebc82572323963a28c
636 KB
Quick Security Reference - SQL Injection.docx
SHA1: 263228ce5fc0354649c510bc201564c9af018b91
507 KB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Server, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • Windows 2000; Windows 2000 Server; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP; Windows 7 This release includes documentation MS Word format. You can download a MS Word reader for free if you do not have MS Word installed.

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