Securing PHP Web Applications 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
- Designing secure applications from the very beginning-and plugging holes in applications you can't rewrite from scratch
- Defending against session hijacking, fixation, and poisoning attacks that PHP can't resist on its own
- Securing the servers your PHP code runs on, including specific guidance for Apache, MySQL, IIS/SQL Server, and more
- Enforcing strict authentication and making the most of encryption
- Preventing dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks
- Systematically testing yourapplications for security, including detailed discussions of exploit testing and PHP test automation
- Addressing known vulnerabilities in the third-party applications you're already running
About the Author
Tricia Ballad spent several years as a Web applications developer on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl) platform before becoming a full-time writer and technical editor. She currently writes online courseware on various technology topics.
William Ballad has worked in every aspect and at all levels of information technology, from hardware maintenance at a small mom-and-pop ISP to architect of Windows-based and heterogeneous networks at some of the world’s largest corporations. An active member of the IT security community for many years, he recently led an effort to counter an international hacker group exploiting OptionCart, a widely used e-commerce system.
The Ballads have collaborated on several Web development books, including PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, 2008).