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PHP Security – using salt to improve password protection

Passwords that your users enter to log in to your site are the most attacked piece of code traveling through the internet. Using brute force or dictionary attacks, hackers today can break some passwords, even if they are hashed using md5. Here is a quick tip on how to make hacker’s life bitter.


PHP security tips

PHP is the most used programming language on the web today. This fact is actually scary when it comes to PHP security as many hackers have a large collection to pick their victims. So, let me give you a few tips on how to secure PHP web site or application.


Cache for your database queries

You built your site and everything is working fine, but when there is a lot of users on the site, your database becomes a bottleneck. I will show you how to deal with it using simple file cache system for your database results.