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Most Common PHP Security Mistakes - and How to Avoid Them


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PHP is a terrific language for the rapid development of dynamic Websites. With this flexibility comes the security risk. There are proven ways to lock-down your websites and eliminate this risk. Training is virtual live instructor led courses, complete with exercises, colleague collaboration, and one-on-one chat with the instructor.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will discover:

  • Common security mistakes that can be overlooked in PHP scripts
  • Best practices on successfully defending from outside intrusions
  • Common PHP programming mistakes that can result in security holes
  • Where most companies are vulnerable - and how they are attacked

Course Outline

  • Configuring your php.ini file locally

    • Creating a php.ini file in your root directory
    • The dangers of register_globals
    • Setting important values
  • Creating database users

    • S Why create a new user for your database?
    • User-permissions for additional safety
    • Random password generation for higher security
  • Avoiding SQL injection attacks

    • Variable data typing is your friend
    • User input is not to be trusted
    • Regular expressions for simple database searches