Microsoft DirectX 9.0

Security Considerations: Microsoft DirectX 9.0

This topic provides information about security considerations related to Microsoft?DirectX?9.0. This topic does not provide all you need to know about security issues. Instead, use it as a starting point and reference for this technology area.

For general security topics, such as avoiding buffer overruns and running with special privileges, see Security Best Practices World Wide Web link, which also contains some DirectX-specific topics.

DirectPlay Security

For Microsoft DirectPlay? also be aware of the following:

Secure Communications

DirectPlay does not provide secure communications. DirectPlay does support Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) for IPv4 or IPv6 for encrypting the entire packet. Applications can encrypt packets before passing them to DirectPlay. However, neither the DirectPlay headers nor internal traffic will be encrypted. See your network administrator for more information.

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