Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog

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

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.


The PHP Security Platinum Standard: Raising the Bar with CMS Airship

Announcing the first release of CMS Airship, which establishes the new PHP security platinum standard of today and the gold standard of tomorrow.


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.


What's New in Defuse Security's PHP Encryption Library Version 2

Our contributions to defuse/php-encryption and how it affects future behavior


Solve All Your Cryptography Problems in 3 Easy Steps

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


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