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Seven habits for writing secure PHP applications

Posted by Narendra Dhami on October 3, 2008


Security in a PHP application includes remote and local security concerns. Discover the habits PHP developers should get into to implement Web applications that have both characteristics. 

When it comes to security, remember that in addition to actual platform and operating system security issues, you need to ensure that you write your application to be secure. When you write PHP applications, apply these seven habits to make sure your applications are as secure as possible:

    * Validate input
    * Guard your file system
    * Guard your database
    * Guard your session data
    * Guard against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities
    * Verify form posts
    * Protect against Cross-Site Request Forgeries (CSRF)

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