Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog

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

Demystifying Server-Side HTTP Requests for WordPress Developers

Your webserver can initiate HTTP requests too, and securing those matters a lot.


WordPress 5.2: Mitigating Supply-Chain Attacks Against 33% of the Internet

We wrote a cryptography library entirely in PHP to make your WordPress site secure against supply-chain attacks.


CipherSweet: Searchable Encryption Doesn't Have to be Bitter

CipherSweet is a PHP library that provides searchable encryption for the most common cases a web developer is likely to encounter.


How and Why Developers Use Asymmetric (Public Key) Cryptography in Real-World Applications

A brief overview of the various common use-cases of asymmetric cryptography (also known as "public-key cryptography") from the perspective of a software developer.


Paseto is a Secure Alternative to the JOSE Standards (JWT, etc.)

Paseto (Platform-Agnostic Security Tokens) is everything JWT should be, but isn't (namely, secure)


The 2018 Guide to Building Secure PHP Software

Everything a developer needs to know to build secure software in the PHP programming language in the year 2018


The Quick Guide to Simple and Secure Automatic Updates

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


Checklist-Driven Security Considered Harmful

Application security has a checklist problem; we propose a better way forward.


How We Engineered CMS Airship to be Simply Secure

A deep dive into the security engineering decisions that went into CMS Airship. A lot of the decisions we made are subtle.


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.


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