Archive for the ‘security’ Category

How to Defend Your Website with Zip Bombs

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If you have ever hosted a website or even administrated a server, you'll be very well aware of bad people trying bad things with your stuff. When I first hosted my own little linux box with SSH access at age 13, I read through the logs daily and report...

Poka Yoke – Saving Projects with Hyper-Defensive Programming

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When working in a medium to large team on the same codebase, it can sometimes become hard to understand each other's code and how to use it. Various solutions exist to help with this. For example, you can agree to follow a set of coding standards to ma...

How to Choose a DDoS Protection Service for Your Websites

This article was sponsored by Incapsula. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Unless you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your websites, they’re highly vulnerable to DDoS attacks. Now you might think of a DD...

How to Search on Securely Encrypted Database Fields

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We [ParagonIE] get asked the same question a lot (or some remix of it). This question shows up from time to time in open source encryption libraries' bug trackers. This was one of the "weird problems" covered in my talk at B-Sides Orlando (titled Build...

How to Scan Fingerprints with Async PHP and React Native

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We live in interesting times. A short while ago, a company called OfferZen announced a new, programmable credit card. It's been a long time since I was this excited to get my hands on a piece of tech. My mind has been brimming with ideas ever since. So...

Day Camp 4 Developers: PHP Application Security

Application security is on everybody’s mind these days. Every day we hear of another site hacked or another data breach. Does your team do everything it can to keep your site secure and your data safe? Day Camp 4 Developers is a semi-regular online...

What? Why Would Someone Hack My Small Business Website?

You are an entrepreneur, manager or a marketing pro responsible for the website in a company which is simply meant as a digital business card to introduce the company, its services, and the latest news. Not including any state secrets, right.. so why ...