Enhancing the Security of a Device (Windows CE 5.0)

Security services are an essential part of a modern operating system (OS). Communication services, user applications, file systems and data store, and Internet services all require protection for sensitive information. Windows CE provides a toolkit for enhancing the security of a device. However, it is the responsibility of the user to review the security of a device thoroughly and to select the Windows CE components suitable for the device.

In addition, rather than starting with a default design template that contains components that might compromise the security of your device, it is a good practice to start with a minimal design template and add only components that are necessary. You should also ensure that you have installed the latest Windows CE security patches on your development workstation before you start to create a run-time image. For information about Windows CE security patches, see this Microsoft Web site.

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Developing OS Design Elements | Modifying an OS Design | Developing an Operating System

Last updated on Thursday, February 02, 2006

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