Category: "Security"

Fly High - JetScripts

Cool scripts that are worth buying. The purchase price is far less than the cost of the time you'd have to spend to write them yourself, and, in my case, the code's much better, too. :) http://jetscripts.com/sanitizer.htm - This is a much improved v… more »

Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

Anyone writing web-based applications should refer to the above link and audit their code. This is one of the best ways to improve the security of the application, and to learn how to write more secure applications in the future. Never assume that… more »

Web Application Security - Perspectives

The link above is a link to Secunia, which tracks security issues for many products. Interpreting the data is definitely subjective, for the following reasons: If an application is constantly being tested and reviewed for security issues, problem… more »

Unwelcome Visitors

Pay particular attention to the site visitor IP addresses in the web stats. Any IP address that has a significant amount of requests for unknown reasons should be suspect. Use the link above, or its overseas equivalent to determine who the IP add… more »

PHP session management and temporary file cleanup

By default, PHP manages sessions during requests. This simplifies installation, because no cron job is required. To allow performance tuning, several configuration settings are allowed to adjust the frequency of the session cleanup checking and executi… more »