WCF: "An error occurred when verifying security for the message." and Service Security Audit

January 23, 2011

I’ve been struggling with an obscure WCF FaultException that kept popping up from time to time when we worked with my services. Basically I’d get a MessageSecurityException that says:  "An unsecured or incorrectly secured fault was received from the other party. See the inner FaultException for the fault code and detail." And the inner FaultException would say:  "An error occurred when verifying security for the message." It turns out that this is a “garbage” exception that potentially hides behind it any exception that might have possibly occurred when WCF tried to enforce security on the server side.  The exception itself is useless when trying to figure out what went...
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On Backups, Customer Service and the Persistence of Nagging

January 17, 2011

I have a "Western Digital My Book World Edition" Home Network Drive drive. It's a single 1TB external hard disk drive that plugs into my router and becomes a NAS server. I can map it as a mapped drive in windows to access files directly, I can stream audio and video from it and it even has a built-in (albeit primitive) torrent client that I can manage from a web interface. It's just home grade product, not very fast but streams media and stores gigs of pictures and videos for me. I quite liked it until it died on...