[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 05: Security on the Server Side

Server Security

Your server, your database and your site’s security Do you host your own site, or is it hosted? How many sites are hosted on the same server as yours? What programming languages and platforms does it support? How many open ports and opportunities for interaction does it offer? A lot depends on properly sanitizing input …

[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 04: Risk Factors

Internet Security Threats

Your site will be tested if: It holds anything of value, It attracts lots of attention (sorry) or It’s controversial in any way. The software you’ve written (your own code) critically depends on your knowledge of things like “sanitizing” the data input by users. See https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/sanitize-and-validate-data-with-php-filters–net-2595. The platform you’ve built on, whether high-level like WordPress or …

[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 03: What Makes Your Website Insecure?

Web security network

Your relative security is: Lower if your site uses WordPress, Lower if your site involves any controversial topic, Lower if you store credit card or identity information, Lower if your site has a login form, Lower if your servers, applications and code are old or highly complex and Lower if they are run by underfunded …

[ Security for Web Developers ] :: 02: What Determines Your Website’s Security?

Security Padlock

Relatively speaking, your security is: Higher if you hold little or no financial information, or have few network resources, Higher if your server is vigorously patched and correctly configured, Higher if your code is built to high standards and Higher if the network connecting your site to the Internet has tight permissions. You can employ …