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Mastering Mambo by Christian Wenz, Tobias Hauser

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Chapter 11. Mambo and Security

"Security problems with my Mambo installation? But I have a firewall!" That is approximately what irresponsible IT managers say, briefly before they are fired. Attacks that are repelled by a firewall are only one of the many dangers that a website is exposed to on the Internet every day.

One very large potential danger is based in sloppy code. Even small errors in the PHP code of a website can lead to an attacker getting at crucial data or causing damage to the website across the board. This chapter presents the most frequent errors and the common methods of attack. In addition, you will learn how to make it difficult to impossible for an attacker to compromise your website.

Security and CMS

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