Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog

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

Let's Make 2017 the Year of Simply Secure PHP Cryptography

Our plan to make libsodium a core PHP extension and write a userland polyfill for PHP 5.2.4+


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.


Do-It-Yourself Hand-Crafted, Boutique, Artisinal Cryptosystems

How to quickly and effectively design a secure, custom cryptography protocol for your applications.


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.


HTTPS Made Easy: Setting up Caddy for PHP 7 on Debian Jessie

How to setup the Caddy webserver to work with PHP 7 on Debian Jessie


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

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


How to Generate Secure Random Numbers in Various Programming Languages

This blog post will maintain the industry best practices for securely generating random data in Ruby, Node.js, Java, etc.


Solve All Your Cryptography Problems in 3 Easy Steps

A layman's introduction to using Halite, our libsodium wrapper


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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