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

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Security Concerns Surrounding WebAuthn: Don't Implement ECDAA (Yet)

If you're planning on implementing the W3C and FIDO Alliance's new WebAuthn standard for hardware security token support, skip ECDAA for now.


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.


Protecting RSA-based Protocols Against Adaptive Chosen-Ciphertext Attacks

A deep dive into preventing chosen-ciphertext (e.g. padding oracle) attacks against RSA in custom encrypted transport protocols.


Certainty: Automated CACert.pem Management for PHP Software

Our new open source library, which keeps your Certificate Authority certificate bundle up-to-date.


The Quick Guide to Simple and Secure Automatic Updates

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


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.


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