Essential PHP Security

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Being highly flexible in building dynamic, database-driven web applications makes the PHP programming language one of the most popular web development tools in use today. It also works beautifully with other open source tools, such as the MySQL database and the Apache web server. However, as more web sites are developed in PHP, they become targets for malicious attackers, and developers need to prepare for the attacks.

Security is an issue that demands attention, given the ...

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Overview

Being highly flexible in building dynamic, database-driven web applications makes the PHP programming language one of the most popular web development tools in use today. It also works beautifully with other open source tools, such as the MySQL database and the Apache web server. However, as more web sites are developed in PHP, they become targets for malicious attackers, and developers need to prepare for the attacks.

Security is an issue that demands attention, given the growing frequency of attacks on web sites. Essential PHP Security explains the most common types of attacks and how to write code that isn't susceptible to them. By examining specific attacks and the techniques used to protect against them, you will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the safeguards you are about to learn in this book.

In the much-needed (and highly-requested) Essential PHP Security, each chapter covers an aspect of a web application (such as form processing, database programming, session management, and authentication). Chapters describe potential attacks with examples and then explain techniques to help you prevent those attacks.

Topics covered include:

  • Preventing cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities
  • Protecting against SQL injection attacks
  • Complicating session hijacking attempts


You are in good hands with author Chris Shiflett, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of PHP security. Shiflett is also the founder and President of Brain Bulb, a PHP consultancy that offers a variety of services to clients around the world.

"PHP Web Application Security" helps readers build secure Web applications, using Apache and MySQL along with PHP 5. The book details the attacks that hackers use against Web sites, and shows how to correctly configure Apache and PHP to guard against them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596006563
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/20/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 1,006,909
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Shiflett, an internationally recognized expert in the field of PHP security, is the founder and President of Brain Bulb, a PHP consultancy. Chris has been developing web applications with PHP for several years and regularly speaks at OSCON, ApacheCon, and PHP users conferences in North America. He is the author of the HTTP Developer's Handbook (Sams) and writes frequently about web application security. As an open source advocate, he maintains several open source projects and is a member of the PHP development team.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Forms and URLs

Chapter 3: Databases and SQL

Chapter 4: Sessions and Cookies

Chapter 5: Includes

Chapter 6: Files and Commands

Chapter 7: Authentication and Authorization

Chapter 8: Shared Hosting

Appendix A: Configuration Directives

Appendix B: Functions

Appendix C: Cryptography

About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2006

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you a developer who is writing insecure PHP code? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Chris Shiflett, has done an outstanding job of writing a practical book that will help you improve your PHP application-level security. Shiflett, begins by giving an overview of security principles and best practices. Then, the author covers form processing and attacks such as cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgeries. He continues by focusing on using databases and attacks such as SQL injection. Then, the author explains PHP's session support and shows you how to protect your applications from attacks such as session fixation and session hijacking. Then, he covers the risks associated with the use of includes, such as backdoor URLs and code injection. Next, the author discusses attacks such as filesystem traversal and command injection. Then, he shows you how to create secure authentication and authorization mechanisms and how to protect your applications from things like brute force attacks and replay attacks. Finally, the author explains the inherent risks associated with a shared hosting environment. This most excellent book brings long-needed security guidelines to PHP developers everywhere. More importantly, the content of this book will be an asset to your development teams.

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