Preventing side-channel attacks (i.e. timing attacks on MAC validation) and dangerous compiler optimizations with a blinded comparison.
In version 4.4 and on, WordPress's random number generator function (wp_rand) will now be cryptographically secure.
If you ever wondered the best way to encrypt a username or row ID for an obfuscated URL in PHP, this is the article for you.
No matter what language you're developing in, there's really only one cryptography library that shines above the rest.
With PHP 7 nearing its official release, let's reflect on the state of cryptography in PHP applications.
A human-readable overview of commonly misused cryptography terms and fundamental concepts.
Some useful things that can be built with a CSPRNG.
A lesson on cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generators in PHP, and how to generate random integers and strings from a high quality entropy source like /dev/urandom to generate secure random passwords in PHP.
Alternative title: "Libmcrypt considered harmful." You should use libsodium if you can, or OpenSSL if you can't.
A developer's short guide to encryption, authentication, and authenticated encryption with examples in PHP
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