Securing PHP Apps

Authors: Edmunds, Ben

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  • A unique compact guide to securing your PHP apps
  • Author is an expert PHP coder, web developer and mobile app developer
  • PHP is still the #1 web scripting language used in the world 
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About this book

Secure your PHP-based web applications with this compact handbook. You'll get clear, practical and actionable details on how to secure various parts of your PHP web application. You'll also find scenarios to handle and improve existing legacy issues.

Is your PHP app truly secure? Let's make sure you get home on time and sleep well at night. Learn the security basics that a senior developer usually acquires over years of experience, all condensed down into one quick and easy handbook. Do you ever wonder how vulnerable you are to being hacked? Do you feel confident about storing your users' sensitive information? Imagine feeling confident in the integrity of your software when you store your users' sensitive data. No more fighting fires with lost data, no more late nights, your application is secure.

Well, this short book will answer your questions and give you confidence in being able to secure your and other PHP web apps.

What You'll Learn
  • Never trust your users - escape all input
  • HTTPS/SSL/BCA/JWH/SHA and other random letters: some of them actually matter
  • How to handle password encryption and storage for everyone
  • What are authentication, access control, and safe file handing and how to implement them
  • What are safe defaults, cross site scripting and other popular hacks 
Who This Book Is For

Experienced PHP coders, programmers, developers.

About the authors

Ben Edmunds leads development teams to create cutting-edge web and mobile applications. He is an active leader, developer, and speaker in various development communities, especially the CodeIgniter and Laravel PHP framework communities. He has been developing software professionally for over 10 years and in that time has worked on everything from robotics to government projects.  Lastly, he's a PHP Town Hall podcast co-host. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Never Trust Your Users. Sanitize ALL Input!

    Edmunds, Ben

    Pages 1-8

  • HTTPS/SSL/BCA/JWH/SHA and Other Random Letters; Some of Them Actually Matter

    Edmunds, Ben

    Pages 9-16

  • Password Encryption and Storage for Everyone

    Edmunds, Ben

    Pages 17-31

  • Authentication, Access Control, and Safe File Handling

    Edmunds, Ben

    Pages 33-40

  • Safe Defaults, Cross-Site Scripting, and Other Popular Hacks

    Edmunds, Ben

    Pages 41-47

Buy this book

eBook $9.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2120-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $14.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2119-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Securing PHP Apps
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ben Edmunds
Distribution Rights
standard apress distro
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2120-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2120-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2119-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 52
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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