Cover of: Essential PHP security | Chris Shiflett

Essential PHP security

Published by O'Reilly in Sebastopol, CA .
Written in English.

About the Book

Being highly flexible in building dynamic, database-driven web applications makes the PHP programming language one of the most popular web development tools in use today. It also works beautifully with other open source tools, such as the MySQL database and the Apache web server. However, as more web sites are developed in PHP, they become targets for malicious attackers, and developers need to prepare for the attacks.

Security is an issue that demands attention, given the growing frequency of attacks on web sites. "Essential PHP Security" explains the most common types of attacks and how to write code that isn't susceptible to them. By examining specific attacks and the techniques used to protect against them, you will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the safeguards you are about to learn in this book.

In the much-needed (and highly-requested) "Essential PHP Security," each chapter covers an aspect of a web application (such as form processing, database programming, session management, and authentication). Chapters describe potential attacks with examples and then explain techniques to help you prevent those attacks.

Topics covered include:

Preventing cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities

Protecting against SQL injection attacks

Complicating session hijacking attempts

You are in good hands with author Chris Shiflett, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of PHP security. Shiflett is also the founder and President of Brain Bulb, a PHP consultancy that offers a variety of services to clients around the world.

Edition Notes

Includes index.


Dewey Decimal Class 005.8
Library of Congress QA76.73.P224 S52 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination xii, 109 p. :
Number of pages 109

ID Numbers

Open Library OL17924540M
ISBN 10 059600656X
ISBN 13 9780596006563
LC Control Number 2006275812
Library Thing 461767
Goodreads 276808

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