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Securing PHP Web Applications by William Ballad, Tricia Ballad

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11 Securing Apache and MySQL

In this chapter, we take a side trip away from application security and delve into the server end of things. If you don’t administer your own server, this information will be useful to you while shopping for a Web host. You’ll know what to ask to find out how secure the host’s servers really are. If you do administer your own server, well … “With great power comes great responsibility” and “Knowledge is power.” Here’s the knowledge you need to defend your server against attack.

Programming Languages, Web Servers, and Operating Systems Are Inherently Insecure

It’s a pretty broad statement to claim that all programming languages, all Web servers, and all operating systems are inherently ...

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