Coinciding with today’s release of the final version of Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4.0, V.i. Laboratories makes certain recommendations regarding the security of applications developed on the framework. V.i. Labs advises independent software vendors (ISVs) and application developers to ensure that they have security technology in place to prevent hackers, competitors, partners, and software pirates from accessing sensitive intellectual property (IP) embedded in the .NET code and tampering with deployed applications.
According to Victor DeMarines, VP of Products at V.i. Labs, “Developers should make an informed decision before implementing protection measures into their applications given the risk to their customers and the complexity it can introduce in the development process. Protection may be necessity if your application contains valuable IP and is developed in C# and the Microsoft .NET platform. These applications are trivial to reverse engineer and require some level of protection to make them less a target by hackers and even curious end users.”
DeMarines recommends that developers ensure their protection technologies offer the following: