© Frank M. Kromann 2018
Frank M. KromannBeginning PHP and MySQLhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-6044-8_19

19. Secure PHP Programming

Frank M. Kromann1 
Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Any web site or service exposed on the Internet can be thought of as a castle under constant attack by a sea of barbarians. And as the history of both conventional and information warfare shows, the attacker’s victory isn’t entirely dependent upon their degree of skill or cunning, but rather on an oversight in the castle defense. As keeper of the electronic kingdom, you’re faced with no small number of potential ingresses from which havoc can be wrought, including notably:
  • Software vulnerabilities: Web applications are constructed from numerous technologies, typically a database ...

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