MySQL Deleting Anonymous Accounts security tip

Sep 04, 2010 Author: Developer
When you install MySQL on Windows, it automatically creates some accounts for you. On Linux, this happens when you run the mysql_install_db script. Two of these accounts are anonymous; they represent…

Filesystem Security

Dec 07, 2009 Author: makedon
Safe Mode restricts filesystem access only to files owned by the script owner, and you can use the open_basedir directive to specify the directory in which a file must reside. If you specify a directory,…

PHP Safe Mode

Dec 07, 2009 Author: Developer
PHP's Safe Mode attempts to provide a degree of basic security in a shared environment, where multiple user accounts exist on a PHP-enabled web server. When a web server is running PHP in Safe Mode, some…

PHP Forcing a User to Use SSL-Encrypted Pages

Dec 06, 2009 Author: makedon
When handling credit card information, you want to guarantee that all card information always goes through an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection.

PHP Security

Jun 15, 2009 Author: GDchart-Master
Ben Parker once advised his young nephew Peter, whose super-hero alter ego is Spider-man, that with great power comes great responsibility. So it is with security in PHP applications. PHP provides a rich…