I have two applications. The client application is written in .NET and the server application is written in native C++. I am using TCP sockets for data communication between the two applications.
However, this data is sent over plain text and therefore can be intercepted. What is the best way to protect this information? I guessed that I would need to use some form of asymmetric encryption however I'm not entirely sure about how to implement such a system and I'm looking for some guidance.