A human-readable overview of commonly misused cryptography terms and fundamental concepts.
Some useful things that can be built with a CSPRNG.
A lesson on cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generators in PHP, and how to generate random integers and strings from a high quality entropy source like /dev/urandom to generate secure random passwords in PHP.
What is the potential impact of a given vulnerability? This isn't easy to answer.
Although Cross-Site Scripting is one of the most common vulnerabilities on the Internet, it remains an unsolved problem (unlike SQL Injection).
There are a lot of ways having an online presence can be used against you, and the most basic security decisions are not technical.
The first in a two-part series. We establish a mathematical definition for popularity within a given dataset and build some abuse resistance into the algorithm design.
It's 2015; there's no excuse for writing code vulnerable to SQL Injection any more
Alternative title: "Libmcrypt considered harmful." You should use libsodium if you can, or OpenSSL if you can't.
We're maintaining a curated appsec reading list on Github -- check it out.
Will tomorrow bring costly and embarrassing data breaches? Or will it bring growth, success, and peace of mind?
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