Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog

The latest information from the team that develops cryptographically secure PHP software.

The Quick Guide to Simple and Secure Automatic Updates

How to build your own automatic update system that is verifiably secure.


Building Searchable Encrypted Databases with PHP and SQL

How to implement field-level data encryption while still allowing fast queries.


No Way, JOSE! Javascript Object Signing and Encryption is a Bad Standard That Everyone Should Avoid

JWT, JWE, JWS, etc. are terrible designs and need to be scrapped, not resuscitated.


Split Tokens: Token-Based Authentication Protocols without Side-Channels

A Brief Introduction to our Split Token Approach


Cryptographically Secure PHP Development

Your field guide to building secure cryptography features in PHP


Everything You Know About Public-Key Encryption in PHP is Wrong

The perils and pitfalls involved with implementing public-key encryption in a PHP project, and how to do it right.


Guide to Automatic Security Updates For PHP Developers

Greatly improve the security of your software by making it automatically apply the latest security updates.


Untangling the Forget-Me Knot: Secure Account Recovery Made Simple

How to implement a secure and robust "I forgot my password" system.


Constant-Time Encoding: Boring Cryptography, RFC 4648, and You

The case for character encoding that is safe to use to encode cryptographic secrets.


Securely Implementing (De)Serialization in PHP

Deserializing a string into a data structure is a simple task riddled with security holes.


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