News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Professional PHP Blog:
Improving Web Application Installation as a Security Imperative
December 08, 2005 @ 08:07:09

On the Professional PHP Blog today, there's this new post quickly talking about web application security.

It looks there is a Mambo worm out now. I read Hackers Hitting Popular Apps a couple of weeks ago and it mentioned that hackers are targeting PHP apps among other things. Dog bites man for some.

I've advocated better web application installation for a while, but as a usability issue. Increasingly, it is also a security issue. Just another example of why I think the PEAR installer is important. (and why I hope Zend PHP Framework is released on a PEAR channel.)

Most web app software, PHP or otherwise, hasn't exactly been known for it's great installation processes. Sure, there are a few that shine (i.e. Wordpress), but overall, it's a lot of hacking around and command-line tricks to get everything working. Maybe with the advent of the PEAR installer, things will change - it has the potential to expand to so much more than just PEAR...

5 comments voice your opinion now!
professional web application installation security professional web application installation security


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

ThinkPHP Blog: New Help Center for Chorizo!

PHPMaster.com: Build a CRUD App with Yii in Minutes

Simon Holywell: Improve PHP session cookie security

Chris Shiflett's Blog: OWASP Spring of Code 2007

Professional PHP Blog: Improving Web Application Installation as a Security Imperative


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


code application interview laravel release deployment community series zendserver development developer threedevsandamaybe conference framework podcast introduction language tips list api

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework