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How to Safely Generate a Random Number (2014)

Released: February 25, 2014

Advice on cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generators.

It's All About Time (2014)

Released: November 28, 2014

A gentle introduction to timing attacks in PHP applications

Secure Authentication in PHP with Long-Term Persistence (2015)

Released: April 21, 2015

Discusses password policies, password storage, "remember me" cookies, and account recovery.


nonfree Web Application Hacker's Handbook (2011)

Released: September 27, 2011

Great introduction to Web Application Security; though slightly dated.


Hack This Site!

Learn about application security by attempting to hack this website.

Web App Sec Quiz

Self-assessment quiz for web application security

Wiki pages

OWASP Top Ten Project

The top ten most common and critical security vulnerabilities found in web applications.

Useful libraries

defuse/php-encryption (⭐3.5k)

Symmetric-key encryption library for PHP applications. (Recommended over rolling your own!)

ircmaxell/password_compat (⭐2.2k)

If you're using PHP 5.3.7+ or 5.4, use this to hash passwords

ircmaxell/RandomLib (⭐831)

Useful for generating random strings or numbers

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