News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

ONLamp.com:
Points of Attack PHP and Ajax
August 28, 2007 @ 11:11:00

Matthew McCool has a few reminders for developers out there thinking of using Ajax in your applications - mainly to remember that it has the potential of adding another vulnerability to your application.

Consider a registration form built out of PHP. Any aspect of your script that accepts and processes data is a potential point of attack. If you add Ajax, what you're doing is increasing the complexity of the application and, by extension, introducing greater vulnerability. More points of entry equal a larger attack surface, and that means potential problems for your application.

He continues his login form example and mentions a few things you could do to help protect your application and its users (including using the escaping functions built in to PHP to help remove some harmful input).

2 comments voice your opinion now!
point attack ajax opening login form filter input function point attack ajax opening login form filter input function


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

NETTUTS.com: A Better Login System

PHPBuilder.com: Dynamic XML with PHP

NewsForge.com: A DIY calendar control in PHP

Matthew Weier O'Phinney's Blog: From the inside-out: How to layer decorators

Michael Nitschinger's Blog: Securing Lithium Forms


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


community podcast testing language code list release api refactor install unittest threedevsandamaybe opinion laravel framework series symfony2 interview developer introduction

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework