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Blobbing Data With PHP and MySQL

June 8, 2010 mohancheema 0


Blobbing Data With PHP and MySQL

Databases can be used for storing large amounts of binary data, known as BLOB’s. These BLOB’s can store just about any type of data imaginable, including MS Word documents, GIF/JPEG images, PDF files, MP3’s, etc. In this article we will see how to create a binary file repository using PHP and MySQL that can store and retrieve several different file types.

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Protecting Your Web Server Using Mod Security

April 28, 2010 mohancheema 0

ModSecurity is a web application firewall (WAF). With over 70% of attacks now carried out over the web application level, organisations need all the help they can get in making their systems secure. WAFs are deployed to establish an increased external security layer to detect and/or prevent attacks before they reach web applications. ModSecurity provides protection from a range of attacks against web applications and allows for HTTP traffic monitoring and real-time analysis with little or no changes to existing infrastructure.

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Protecting Your Web Server

April 28, 2010 mohancheema 0

If you plan to run a web server, you’d better be prepared to see it attacked. Securing a web server is a non-trivial task that requires an understanding of the web server’s relationship with the network. By being aware of what security measures are on the web server, you can balance the security necessary within your applications. In this chapter, we will look at how to ensure the network is secure, and then go through the steps for making a secure and dynamite web server. We will also address what to do in the event of an attack.