Archive for the ‘security’ Category

Are Bitwise Operators Still Relevant in Modern PHP?

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Many of you probably scratched your heads reading this title. "Bitwhat?" In this article, we'll look at what bitwise operators are, and whether or not their use is still relevant in this modern age of computing. Example Use Case I'd been trying to rea...

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...