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InternetReadFile() secure?

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C++ non-mfc
we are using InternetOpen(), InternetOpenUrl(), and InternetReadFile() to get a file from our webserver.
Do these functions employ any kind of security or should we encrypt the files before placing on our server and have our appliction decrypt on receipt?
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by:PhilC
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sorry, not exactly sure why I posted in this area instead of general win32
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Svetlin_Panayotov earned 2000 total points
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If you don't use secure connection (HTTPS) - your data will be transfered 'raw' - this functions does not provide any kind of security.Even if they did ( I love MS :) ) I'd reccomend using some encryption for your data - depends on what you're sending (and how vital this information is) - sometimes even simple XOR will do.There are also tons of libraries around that use some standard algos - RSA,Diamond,Blowfish etc.

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