Hacking might be one of the coolest things to watch on the movie screen. Most of us have, at some point of time, gawked in awe at the hero hacking into a bank server or some evil corporation. But here’s the catch, in real life, security compromises don’t take place in such an extravagant manner. Day-to-day services are attacked that affect businesses and ordinary people, which includes you. Attacks have direct consequences on service integrity, and most importantly monetary and data transactions.
So how do we overcome this problem?
Using Digital ID’s and Certificates. The ID cryptographically attaches client/user identity to a unique Digital Certificate. This is mapped for account verification which enables access control to web applications, servers or remote computers. This process is called authentication.
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is one such framework that lays down a channel for exchange of messages from one service point to another. But here comes the conundrum again - How do we successfully ensure security?