PHP apps: security's low-hanging fruit

Tuesday, 9 January 2007, 12:03 AM EST

PHP has become the most popular application language on the web, but common security mistakes by developers are giving PHP a bad name. Here's how PHP coding errors have become the new low-hanging fruit for hackers, contributing to the phishing problems on the web.

PHP became one of my favorite languages because of how quickly one can write a highly functional, standards-based web application with a database back-end. Unfortunately, attackers are taking these applications even faster than they appear.

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