Official launch of the PHP Security Consortium

Official launch of the PHP Security Consortium

An international group of PHP experts get together to form the PHP Security Consortium (PHPSC), a group whose mission is to promote secure programming practices within the PHP community through education and exposition while maintaining high ethical standards.

According to Chris Shiflett, “As PHP has transitioned from personal projects to enterprise application development, the need to educate the community about secure programming practices has risen”. Chirs Shiflett is the founder of group.

The PHPSC web site ( http://phpsec.org) provides a variety of security resources for PHP developers, including the group’s flagship project, the PHP Security Guide.…

Teen Web editor drives Apple to court action

Teen Web editor drives Apple to court action

As a 13-year-old middle-schooler, the New Woodstock, N.Y., native built a Web site ( ThinkSecret.com) in 1998 and began publishing insider news and rumors about Apple, using the alias Nick dePlume.

Apple is going to file a leagal suite against him. Why?

Read at

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6824038/…

PHP awarded Programming Language of 2004

PHP awarded Programming Language of 2004

PHP has been awarded the Programming Language of 2004, according to the

TIOBE Programming Community Index. This index uses information collected from the popular search engines, and are based on the world-wide availability of skilled engineers, courses and third party vendors.…

A Note on Security in PHP

A Note on Security in PHP

From PHP.NET::::

PHP is a powerful and flexible tool. This power and flexibility comes from PHP being a very thin framework sitting on top of dozens of distinct 3rd-party libraries. Each of these libraries have their own unique input data characteristics. Data that may be safe to pass to one library may not be safe to pass to another.

A recent Web Worm known as NeverEverSanity exposed a mistake in the input validation in the popular phpBB message board application. Their highlighting code didn’t account for double-urlencoded input correctly.…

Hostway support PHP5

Hostway support PHP5

HOSTWAY has launched PHP5 support on all their linux servers.

Since Last two months I am searching for local ( read Indian ) hosting service provider for PHP5 support. I need it to one of my site on PHP Certification .

My present service provider refused to upgrade or start a new server with PHP5. So I am unable to launch that site.

I think hostway is will be a good option. It is not Indian so some managerial issues like payment method etc.…

Internet Explorer for Linux Manual Page

Internet Explorer for Linux Manual Page

A good (!) manual page for Internet Explorer

If one day MS decide to launch IE for linux, manual page can be like this. For Windows users :: Manual pages are help pages on linux and they can be accessed using man command.

IE(1) IE(1)

NAME
ie – Microsoft Internet Explorer

SYNOPSIS
ie [ -acfghkp ] [ -m alternate-passwd-file ] [ -length of time ]

DESCRIPTION
Ie is the web browser. The only web browser. Netscape is
irrelevant. Opera is irrelevant.…

India’s own .IN domian extension available to general public

India’s own .IN domian extension available to general public

Finally general public is allowed to use .in extension in their webistes.

Now you can register your domain with .in extension.

Once available only to a small group, `.in’ domain name would now be available online for everyone who seek. The new era for .in begins with an initial sunrise period. Owners of registered Indian trademarks or service marks who wish to protect their online identity will be given an opportunity to apply for .in domain names ahead of the general public.…