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IBM DeveloperWorks:
Seven habits for writing secure PHP applications
October 01, 2008 @ 10:28:55

The IBM DeveloperWorks site has posted some advice that can help keep you, your application and your data safe from security-related attacks.

Security in a PHP application includes remote and local security concerns. Discover the habits PHP developers should get into to implement Web applications that have both characteristics.

The habits in their list are:

  • Validate input
  • Guard your file system
  • Guard your database
  • Guard your session
  • Guard against XSS vulnerabilities
  • Guard against invalid posts
  • Protect against CSRF

Each comes with their own explanation and for some, code to help you spot the mistakes and correct them.

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