Essential PHP Security

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.

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  • ISBN13: 9780596006563
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Glenn Hostetler on 01/20/2018 at 5:06 PM.


Anonymous on 01/20/2018 at 5:21 PM.

The book is only 85 pages long (if you take out the Appendices and filler material). That alone gets it four out of five stars. Well… not really… but there’s a lot to be said for producing a book that will actually get read. You can read the whole thing in one bathroom sitting, assuming you just returned from Mexico. By comparison, similar books like “Pro PHP Security” by Chris Snyder and Michael Southwell (also a very good book) are more along the lines of 500 pages and such books are…

Anonymous on 01/20/2018 at 5:44 PM.

There were some very good best practices in this book that I immediately adopted. I’m sure most people who would be interested in this book (experienced to advanced developers) have heard many of the best practice concepts in this book before from various sources, however I’ve yet to see someone develop a method to handling these ideas.It was a shorter book than I was expecting (yes, that’s my goof for not noticing the page count when I purchased it) however I’m glad that I didn’t…