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Pro PHP Security: From Application Security Principles to the Implementation of XSS Defenses, Second Edition by Thomas Myer, Michael Southwell, Chris Snyder

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C H A P T E R  16

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Securing Network Connections: SSL and SSH

Now that you understand from Chapter 15 how PHP can both encrypt and verify data, in this chapter we'll continue our survey of the various aspects of maintaining a secure environment, with a discussion of making sure that network connections to your server are secure. Network connection security is at the heart of a secure environment, because without a secure connection you can't be certain that user authentication is reliable. Passwords are the keys to your system, and if lost, whether to wireless eavesdropping or in some other way, then you are as vulnerable as if you had left the ...

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