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Is your code secure or leaking secrets? June 2021 | View Online
Keeping Secrets – How to make your code more secure

Keeping Secrets – How to make your code more secure

Connection strings. They are a part of every project, easily overlooked and yet very important to do the right way. A connection string represents a potential vulnerability if it is not secured. I hope it’s widely understood that storing information in plain text could compromise your entire application.

Security vulnerabilities involving connection strings can arise based on the type of authentication used, how connection strings are persisted in memory, and the techniques used to construct them at run time.

When I think of connection strings, I think of error messages and messing around with permissions, because I just want to get things going on a new project. However, the way we store connection strings and other secrets is super important.

Keep reading to find out how to secure your code secrets

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Jernej "JK" Kavka is a Microsoft AI MVP, SSW Solution Architect and organizer of the APAC AI Community user group, and Global AI The Podcast. JK is a full-stack .NET developer, but his passion lies in Azure Cognitive Services, AI, and machine learning.

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