Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog

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

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.


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.


Solve All Your Cryptography Problems in 3 Easy Steps

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


Keyggdrasil, Continuum, and the Cryptography Powering CMS Airship

A deep dive into the cryptography protocols that will secure your blog, should you choose to deploy CMS Airship.


One Login To Rule them All - Seamless and Secure Cross-Domain Authentication

How to authenticate a user on multiple domains without violating the Same Origin Policy.


How to Safely Store Your Users' Passwords in 2016

Salted Password Hashing with Argon2, Scrypt, Bcrypt, and PBKDF2


On The Design and Implementation of a Stealth Backdoor for Web Applications

Or: How I won the password hashing category for the Underhanded Crypto Contest at DEFCON 23.


Implementing Secure User Authentication in PHP Applications with Long-Term Persistence (Login with "Remember Me" Cookies)

Login forms with a remember me checkbox are a common requirement. We explore the security of login forms and a robust model for remember me checkboxes.


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Will tomorrow bring costly and embarrassing data breaches? Or will it bring growth, success, and peace of mind?

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We specialize in cryptography and secure PHP development.

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Our Security Newsletters

Want the latest from Paragon Initiative Enterprises delivered straight to your inbox? We have two newsletters to choose from.

The first mails quarterly and often showcases our behind-the-scenes projects.

The other is unscheduled and gives you a direct feed into the findings of our open source security research initiatives.

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