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Shruthi Pillai
Shruthi Pillai
Information Technology
23 Jan 2019

Securing a PHP Application

Security is a process. Perfect security is not possible, but attackers do have budgets.  

PHP 7 does three important things that significantly improve the security of software 

1)PHP 7 dropped support for the old mysql * functions 

2)PHP 7 allows you to add scalar type declarations to your code.

3)PHP 7 ships with  a secure random number generator

A website that uses HTTPS properly almost never has to worry about session hijacking attacks PHP: random_bytes - Manual