In a new post to his site Aaron Saray has shared two tips that can help you protect the information in your PHP sessions - two configuration options to enable that can enforce stricter standards and options enhancing their overall security.
Let’s talk a little bit about session fixation in PHP. Such a fun topic, right? Tons to get into here. But, let’s just touch the surface on two VERY SIMPLE things you can be doing now to make sure that your website is safe.
The two configuration options he mentions are ones that:
- enforce "strict mode" on the sessions
Each comes with a bit of description as to what the setting does and the recommended setting is to provide the most protection. One note, though: strict mode is only included in PHP 5.5.2 or greater.