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Securing PHP Web Applications by William Ballad, Tricia Ballad

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1 Security Is a Server Issue and Other Myths

Welcome! The purpose of this chapter is to tackle some of the most common PHP security myths head-on. The last thing we want is for novice PHP programmers to get a false sense of security because they obfuscate their filenames or directory structure. Those tricks simply don’t work against hackers who have plenty of time and computer resources. The chapter will focus on five common myths.

Reality Check

If you’re reading this, we know two things about you: First, you write PHP applications that run online. Second, you’re not a hard-core security guru. In fact, you’re probably holding this book right now because other security books left you with more questions than you ...

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