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Pax Dickinson

Pax Dickinson

Pax has over ten years of experience in systems administration and software development on a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. He's currently employed by Guardian Digital as a systems programmer, where he develops and implements open source security solutions using EnGarde Secure Linux, and he is a regular security columnist at His experience includes UNIX and Windows systems engineering and support at several Fortune 500 companies, as well as consulting roles with many smaller businesses.

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Top 7 PHP Security Blunders

By Pax Dickinson,

In this article, I’ll detail many of the common PHP programming mistakes that can result in security holes. By showing you what not to do, and how each particular flaw can be exploited, I hope that you’ll understand not just how to avoid these particular mistakes, but also why they result in security vulnerabilities.