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The Basics of Web Application Security

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The Basics of Web Application Security

Wait! People can put malicious code inside your database just by pretending it's their name? We look at these people with disdain and now it's time to call Mr. Clean on the input data!

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Modern web development has many challenges, and of those, security is both very important and often under-emphasized. While such techniques as threat analysis are increasingly recognized as essential to any serious development, there are also some basic practices which every developer can and should be doing as a matter of course.

Cade and Daniel now move onto a simple but vital technique: ensuring you use parameter binding in your database queries to ensure your database doesn't suffer the ravages of Little Bobby Tables.

See the full article and lots of examples here.

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sql ,database security ,web security ,best practices ,performance

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