Category Archives: Technical Journal

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Read Google chrome SAML cookies.

Recently I had to investigate for a situation where a user would sign into a Google chrome account and a desktop application on the same machine had to somehow pick up the cookie and use it to communicate to web services, very similar to Cross browser \ application SSO. 

Memory leak within WCF?

Memory leak within WCF? So yesterday my team had to trace a possible memory issue within our application. We used the built in memory tools within Visual Studio and identified that the ‘leak’ was within our WCF infrastructure. What was strange was that the problem came from the System.ServiceModel.Channels.BufferManager which is native .net code… So how… Read More »

HttpModule basics

The a HTTP module is used when you need to intercept and examine the incoming HTTP requests before or after the page life cycle. The HTTPModule provides events where you can plug into to examine or alter the request or  response within the asp.net cycle. HTTPModule are the perfect place the apply security checks.

Removing the X-Asp.Net version header

HTTP headers leak technical information to potential attackers about a system. To harden the security of an application you need to disclose as little information about a system as possible. In this post I will show to remove the Asp.net version from HTTP server header responses.