Pro PHP Security is one of the first books devoted solely to PHP security. It will serve as your complete guide for taking defensive and proactive security measures within your PHP applications. The methods discussed are compatible with PHP versions 3, 4, and 5.
The knowledge youll gain from this comprehensive guide will help you prevent attackers from potentially disrupting site operation or destroying data. And youll learn about various security measures, for example, creating and deploying "captchas," validating e-mail, fending off SQL injection attacks, and preventing cross-site scripting attempts.
About the Author
Chris Snyder is a software engineer at the Fund for the City of New York, where he helps develop next-generation websites and services for nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the executive board of New York PHP, and has been looking for new ways to build scriptable, linked, multimedia content since he saw his first Hypercard stack in 1988.