PHP Security Tip #21

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p. Today’s PHP security tip is short, sweet and easily actionable. It fits in well with the theme of the last one, to stay vigilant. Here’s another resource for you to consider.

p. **If you are not already subscribed, you should subscribe to the Security Focus newsletter.**

p. If you are not subscribed, “click here”: to go to their mailing lists page and subscribe. You will see when you get there that they have 38 mailing lists, this begs the question, which one to join. The most popular and the busiest is their BugTraq list. This list is everything. Here’s their description of it.

bq. BugTraq is a full disclosure moderated mailing list for the *detailed* discussion and announcement of computer security vulnerabilities: what they are, how to exploit them, and how to fix them.

p. Join bugtraq today and start keeping current on the vulnerabilities announced for PHP in specific and more generally, applications you may be running on your server.

p. When it comes to building secure applications, information is your biggest asset.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs.   For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.33, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP