Techniques to Minimize Security Vulnerabilities in PHP App Development · 12/8/2017

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At the time, when you are planning for a new website or application for your business, the chances of using PHP is higher than any other frameworks.

And the reason is pretty clear – its way more dynamic than other platforms or most of it.
PHP is highly popular because of its features to maximize the performance and has ability to develop complex dynamic websites, faster.

The below are some of the reason why ‘PHP’is becoming or has become one of the most preferred development platforms by developers, agencies and tech giants;
• PHP is damn-User Friendly! When put into comparison among other scripting languages, PHP is the most user-friendly platform…
• PHP is Flexible! ...
• PHP is Dynamic! ...
• PHP is Low Cost! ...
• PHP Hast Fast Data Processing! ...
• PHP is Open Source! …
• PHP is High Performing! ...
• PHP is Able to Cross Platforms!

According to w3techs survey, 83% websites are using PHP as server side programing language.

Industry wise the use of PHP frame work also high compared to others,

I love it. I think it is a great step in the development of the language, PHP is a seriously mature language now, which can easily compete with other languages. And it’s being used for highly scalable and business-critical applications.
- ByStefan Koopmanschap, cofounder of PHPBenelux

When it comes to security of application, you need to maintain some additional security codes, to keep your application or website secure from hackers. Because PHP is not 100% bulletproof and your PHP developer must understood the value of security and should take necessary steps to make it secure.

Every language has some security vulnerabilities in various aspects. Here I will share the techniques to minimize security vulnerabilities in PHP Application Development but before that lets have a look at the major security weaknesses,

1. Input data validation
2. Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
3. Protection against --TAG NOT ALLOWED-- attacks
4. Proper error handling
5. SQL Injection (SQLi)
6. Remote and Local File Inclusion (RFI and LFI)
7. Remote Code Execution (RCE)

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