Binary File Formats for Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Brian Jones posted yesterday about the availability of the docs for the binary file formats of Office Applications.  … Microsoft indicated that the documentation of the Binary Formats has been available royalty-free [since 2006] under RAND-Z to anyone who requests it by sending an email to officeff@microsoft.com Nevertheless, in response to requests for even easier…

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I hacked RSA!

I successfully hacked RSA, check out the details on my blog: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/02/i-hacked-rsa.html g   Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts

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What is the “Master Key” that is used to create the key-pair and PPID?

I talk a bit about the Master Key created when you create a personal card in my post at http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/02/what-is-master-key-that-is-used-to.html g   Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts

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What happens when my laptop gets stolen

I explain how CardSpace is protected when your laptop gets swiped: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/01/what-happens-when-my-laptop-gets-stolen.html   g   Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts

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Me and my PPID: Can I rely on it?

Be sure to check out my post on my blog: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/01/me-and-my-ppid-can-i-rely-on-it.html   g   Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts

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New Windows CardSpace Sample: SimpleSTS

I’ve added a new Simple STS sample to the Windows CardSpace community website at : http://cardspace.netfx3.com/files/38/default.aspx . This should let everyone start building managed card support with a proof-of-concept STS. http://cardspace.netfx3.com/files/folders/samples-july-ctp/entry5204.aspx g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts

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New Sample: Decrypting a Security Token

You can find a new CardSpace sample that shows the nitty-gritty of decrypting a SecurityToken: http://cardspace.netfx3.com/files/folders/samples-july-ctp/entry5152.aspx This contains the code for a new Token class, (derived from TokenHelper) which exposes a few more features, to be discussed in the future. Additonally, The decryption itself has been simplified, and can be done without .NET 3.0 (however,…

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Private Personal Identfiers: Adventures in privacy

I had the question recently asked of me: When using an STS (Security Token Server), the PPID (PrivatePersonalIdentifier) is under the control of the STS. In other words, an STS has to take note of the RP (Relying Party) it is identifying for and generate an Information Card (with the appropriate PPID) so that this card can be exhanged and installed…

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Fat32: My Old nemesis.

I’ve come across the same issue three times in the last two days, so it’s bloggin’ time! CardSpace requires that the user’s profile is on an NTFS drive. Currently, the problem you see if your profile is on FAT32, is that the CardSpace Identity selector won’t come up, and you’ll get something in the event log that…

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Creating managed Cards

Vittorio and I sat down and expanded his exploration on the managed card creation, and we came up with a Sample that details out what-you-need to know about creating managed Information Cards. Check it out: http://wcs.netfx3.com/files/folders/samples-july-ctp/entry4926.aspx   g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog: http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts

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