Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog

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

Building Searchable Encrypted Databases with PHP and SQL

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


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.


Cryptographically Secure PHP Development

Your field guide to building secure cryptography features in PHP


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.


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

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


On the (in)security of popular open source Content Management Systems written in PHP

An analysis of the deficits in the security features offered by WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.


Crypto-misnomers: "Zero Knowledge" Considered Self-Descriptive

A dissection of the misnomers and bad ideas used in cryptography products.


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