"SQL injection" tag

Secure Your PHP Application

In the open source world, PHP programming is always given first preference due to its availability and flexibility. It is a powerful server side scripting language and provides a robust framework to create…

A rant on DBAs

FOSS is __FUN__: Get the Basics Right

A few thoughts about databases in general… and some rants about the good old ways. There are a plethora of free/open source databases around, from the good old Berkeley DB, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL,…

Samurai

Web Application Penetration Testing Using Samurai

This article introduces you to penetration-testing of Web applications. Also included is some hands-on work with a Web-testing framework called Samurai. Penetration testing, affectionately called pen-testing, involves testing a piece of software, or…

Secured!

Securing Apache, Part 9: Attacks that Target PHP-based Instances

Beginning with Part 1 of this series, we have covered all major attacks on Web applications and servers, with examples of vulnerable PHP code. In this article, we will cover those attacks that…

Locked!

Securing Apache, Part 7: Fool-proofing the Server OS

Moving deeper into Web application and Apache security, let’s now focus on OS commanding attacks, and those that lead to the disclosure of crucial information and server directory paths. The attacks described below…

Security measures

Securing Apache, Part 2: XSS Injections

In the previous article in this series, we started our journey to a secured Apache by dissecting its internals. We then looked at various attacks against Web applications via injection flaws, beginning with…

Lock it up!

Securing Apache, Part 1: The Basics

Targeted at readers with Web security concerns, information security experts, systems administrators and all those who want to jump-start their careers in Web security, this series of articles intends to cover the strengthening…

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