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How do you protect your PHP apps from web attacks?

Learn the exact defense techniques that will make your code secure.

PHP Security Mastery

More than 30,000 new websites are hacked every day. (source: WebARX)

The Internet is a dangerous place. If your PHP code is not secure, it’s just a matter of time before an attack will break it.

How do you keep your code secure from such attacks?

You can try searching on Google…

PHP security search

…but you will end up more confused than before.

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How many different attacks must you defend against?

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Which defense strategies should you learn?

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How can you be sure to do everything the right way?

 

 

When I* began PHP development in the early 2000’s, I had the same doubts.

After publishing my first website, those doubts were keeping me awake at night.

Was my website secure enough? All I could do was hope that nothing bad would happen.

 

Alex

*This is me, Alex.

It was then that I realized that, if I wanted to become a professional PHP developer, I had to master web security and clear my doubts. 

So, I started learning about security by reading guides and tutorials and by attending development forums.

After years of studying and learning from more experienced developers, I eventually mastered PHP security the hard way.

It took me a long time, but now I know the exact defense techniques that I need to use, and how to use them properly.

When I publish my PHP apps, I’m confident about their security and I’m not worried anymore.

 

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I spent a lot of time and energy to get to this point, because there were no courses that would teach me all of that.

Now, I decided to create a course for all the developers who want to master PHP security, but without all the hassle I went through.

You don’t have to waste your time searching on Google, hoping to find the right information and not to miss anything important.

If you want to master PHP security, I can teach you the exact defense techniques that you need to use.

PHP Security Mastery
PHP Security Mastery

What is PHP Security Mastery?

To protect your PHP apps from web attacks, you need to use the right defense techniques.

PHP Security Mastery will teach you these exact techniques and how to use them the right way.

By the end of the course, you will:

Clear all your doubts about PHP security.
You will know exactly:

  • which attacks you must defend against
  • which defense techniques you must use
  • how to use these techniques the right way

Know how to implement all the defense techniques in practice.
You are going to see how attacks work and how to defend from them with real PHP code examples.

 

Save a lot of time. All you need to know about PHP security is right here.
No need to waste your time on Google trying to figure it out on your own.

What students say about the course:

“Prior to enrolling I didn’t know how to secure a site using PHP, and trying to figure out how to do so on my own was a daunting task.

This type of information was very difficult to figure out on my own via research on the web. I’m very happy this course exists, and I wish I found it sooner than I did.

One thing I particularly like about this course is the fact that I’m learning from someone who has done this stuff before. It’s not just theory in a textbook or something I have to piece together on my own.

I’ve always been a proponent of learning from someone who is doing or has done what you want to do, and I feel confident in my PHP security skills now.

Absolutely worth the cost, no question.

Ryan B.

“I found the course very useful and I learnt a lot. I particularly liked the step by step explanation of the examples.

Thank you for this course, you have helped me a lot. Keep up the good work.”

Andrew Easton

Real PHP code examples.

The course provides you with real PHP code examples.

“Real” means that they actually work. You can copy & paste them directly into your own apps.

Learning the theory is important. But examples are equally important because they make you see how it all works in practice.

This is why each lesson has both.

 

1. Explanation of the attack/defense theory:

Theory

 

2. Real PHP code examples:

Examples

All your questions answered by me.

You can leave comments in every single lesson. I personally answer all comments, no exceptions.

Do you have a question about a lesson? Ask it in the lesson’s comments and you will get my answer.

You are not sure about an attack or a defense technique? Leave a comment and you will have your doubts cleared out.

 

You can leave comments in any lesson. You will get my answer.

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What students say about the course:

“Alex, your course is a diamond of knowledge, the best one I’ve ever seen/read!

I like the full and clear explanation of the topics and the tips/tricks. The course gave me a clear understanding and even a bit of experience, which further saved my time.”

Serhii Franchuk

“I already knew some of the techniques, but I didn’t know exactly how to implement them. The course is easy to follow and well explained.

I would definitely recommend it to other PHP developers.”

Martin

What makes PHP Security Mastery different from other courses?

When you enroll in a course, most of the time you get access to the lessons… and that’s it.

But what if you have doubts or questions? What if something is not clear to you?

When you finish the course, you are left with your doubts.

Some courses let you leave comments, but… good luck getting a decent answer from the teacher (or any answer at all).

Inside PHP Security Mastery, you can ask your questions and you are guaranteed to get an answer from me.

There are no limits on the number of questions you can ask, and you can do that directly through the lessons comments.

By the end of the course, you can be sure to have all your doubts cleared out.

 

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Other courses

Do you have a question? Good luck getting an answer…

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PHP Security Mastery

All your questions will be answered.

Is this course right for you?

Do you want to protect your PHP apps from web attacks?

If the answer is “Yes”, then this course is for you.

You will be able to protect every kind of PHP project, including:

  • Dynamic websites
  • E-commerce portals
  • SAAS, APIs and web services
  • WordPress themes and plugins

Is PHP Security Mastery a full PHP course?

No, it is not.

If you are looking for a course that teaches you everything about PHP programming, this course is not for you.

PHP Security Mastery is 100% focused on PHP security. If you want to master this skill, then this course is for you.

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What’s inside the course?

The course is divided into 6 chapters. Click to see the lessons contained in each chapter.

Chapter 1: VARIABLE VALIDATION
  • Introduction to variable validation
  • Type checking
  • Integer checking
  • Float checking
  • Limit checking for numbers
  • Limit checking for strings and other types
  • JSON validation
  • JSON validation: example
  • Filters and string functions
  • Custom validation functions
  • Regular expressions as filters
  • Blacklists
  • Whitelists
  • Type casting for validation?
  • Quiz
Chapter 2: SESSIONS SECURITY
  • Sessions-related attacks
  • Basic Fixation attacks
  • Two-step Fixation attacks
  • How to prevent Hijacking attacks
  • How to mitigate Hijacking attacks
  • One-time tokens
  • Session access timeout
  • Virtual Sessions
  • Sessions configuration
  • Quiz
Chapter 3: XSS PREVENTION
  • What is an XSS attack?
  • Reflected and Stored XSS
  • How to prevent XSS attacks
  • HTML elements and sanitization
  • URLs sanitization
  • Nested contexts
  • Further steps
  • Quiz
Chapter 4: CROSS-SITE REQUEST FORGERY (CSRF)
  • Introduction to CSRF
  • How to execute CSRF attacks
  • Anti-CSRF tokens
  • HTML-based tokens
  • Cookie-based tokens
  • Sessions login with samesite strict
  • Custom header tokens
  • Token timeout strategies
  • Login CSRF attacks
  • Referer and Origin headers
  • Stateless double-check tokens
  • Quiz
Chapter 5: REMOTE FILE UPLOAD
  • File upload security
  • File name validation
  • Extension validation
  • Name collisions
  • Forced file name
  • File size limits
  • File content validation
  • Upload location
  • Database storage
  • Quiz
Chapter 6: PHP CONFIGURATION
  • Introduction
  • Execution control
  • Information exposure
  • Defense
  • Sessions
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Chapter 1: VARIABLE VALIDATION
  • Introduction to variable validation
  • Type checking
  • Integer checking
  • Float checking
  • Limit checking for numbers
  • Limit checking for strings and other types
  • JSON validation
  • JSON validation: example
  • Filters and string functions
  • Custom validation functions
  • Regular expressions as filters
  • Blacklists
  • Whitelists
  • Type casting for validation?
  • Quiz
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Chapter 2: SESSIONS SECURITY
  • Sessions-related attacks
  • Basic Fixation attacks
  • Two-step Fixation attacks
  • How to prevent Hijacking attacks
  • How to mitigate Hijacking attacks
  • One-time tokens
  • Session access timeout
  • Virtual Sessions
  • Sessions configuration
  • Quiz
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Chapter 3: XSS PREVENTION
  • What is an XSS attack?
  • Reflected and Stored XSS
  • How to prevent XSS attacks
  • HTML elements and sanitization
  • URLs sanitization
  • Nested contexts
  • Further steps
  • Quiz
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Chapter 4: CROSS-SITE REQUEST FORGERY (CSRF)
  • Introduction to CSRF
  • How to execute CSRF attacks
  • Anti-CSRF tokens
  • HTML-based tokens
  • Cookie-based tokens
  • Sessions login with samesite strict
  • Custom header tokens
  • Token timeout strategies
  • Login CSRF attacks
  • Referer and Origin headers
  • Stateless double-check tokens
  • Quiz
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Chapter 5: REMOTE FILE UPLOAD
  • File upload security
  • File name validation
  • Extension validation
  • Name collisions
  • Forced file name
  • File size limits
  • File content validation
  • Upload location
  • Database storage
  • Quiz
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Chapter 6: PHP CONFIGURATION
  • Introduction
  • Execution control
  • Information exposure
  • Defense
  • Sessions

Exclusive bonus chapters included in the Pro version

The Pro version of the course includes 3 exclusive, high value bonus chapters. Click to see the lessons contained in each chapter.

Bonus chapter: SQL SECURITY
  • The SQL Injection menace
  • Database connection
  • Destructive attack example
  • Data breach attack example
  • Escaping explained
  • Escaping with MySQLi
  • Escaping with PDO
  • Prepared statements explained
  • Prepared statements with MySQLi
  • Prepared statements with PDO
  • Blind SQL Injections
  • Second order SQL Injections
  • Database permissions
  • Quiz
Bonus chapter: AUTHENTICATION
  • How to encrypt and store passwords
  • 2-Factor authentication
  • How to control login sessions
  • Password reset
  • Username-based login limiting
  • IP-based login limiting
  • Authentication tips
Bonus chapter: EXTRA SECURITY TIPS
  • PHP Exceptions and security
  • Code injection
  • Reverse tabnabbing
  • GET vs POST
  • Type juggling and strict comparison
  • System commands
  • Email injection
  • Code scanners
  • Security principles
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Bonus chapter: SQL SECURITY
  • The SQL Injection menace
  • Database connection
  • Destructive attack example
  • Data breach attack example
  • Escaping explained
  • Escaping with MySQLi
  • Escaping with PDO
  • Prepared statements explained
  • Prepared statements with MySQLi
  • Prepared statements with PDO
  • Blind SQL Injections
  • Second order SQL Injections
  • Database permissions
  • Quiz
Bonus chapter: AUTHENTICATION
  • How to encrypt and store passwords
  • 2-Factor authentication
  • How to control login sessions
  • Password reset
  • Username-based login limiting
  • IP-based login limiting
  • Authentication tips
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Bonus chapter: EXTRA SECURITY TIPS
  • PHP Exceptions and security
  • Code injection
  • Reverse tabnabbing
  • GET vs POST
  • Type juggling and strict comparison
  • System commands
  • Email injection
  • Code scanners
  • Security principles

What students say about the course…

“I was a bit intimidated by the subject thinking it was too complex.

But the individual lessons are short and easy to digest. The code snippets are concise and comprehensible.

I have learned several tools to use against specific types of attacks, and I have already applied them to one of my applications.”

Dave M.

“I enrolled in the course almost as soon as I found it.
Very clear, specific, and concrete.

I appreciate the clear recommendations on certain points (e.g. setting the cookie samesite option to ‘lax’) as opposed to merely saying what the options but leaving it vague which should be used.”

Dale

“I like the simplicity and the practical examples of the course. There are few materials that explain web security in such a simple way.

I have been able to apply the concepts to an existing php application in a short time.

I would definitely recommend it.”

Orkhan Fatullayev

Frequently Asked Questions

For how long will I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access to all the course lessons and bonus material, including future course updates.

Isn't my framework already securing my code?

Unfortunately, no. This is a common misconception. Framework help you organizing your code, but making the code secure it’s always up to you.

Where is the course hosted?

The course is hosted on Teachable, one of the world leading online course platforms.

What if this course is not for me?

You are not risking anything. If PHP Security Mastery doesn’t work for you, you’ll get all your money back. You can count on Teachable full 30-day guarantee to get a complete refund (you don’t even need to contact me).

I have another question...

I’m here to answer all your questions.

Feel free to send me a message using the Messenger chat (on the bottom-right of the page), or send me an email at: securitymastery@alexwebdevelop.com

30-day “Teachable” Guarantee.

Your enrollment is protected by Teachable 30-day guarantee.

You can try the course risk-free.

If for any reason the course doesn’t work for you, you have 30 days to get all your money back (no questions asked).

The refund will be handled by Teachable: just click the refund button and you’re done. You don’t even need to contact me.

How to enroll in the course?

Choose your plan and click the button to enroll. You will be redirected to the Teachable payment page.

 

One-time payment for lifetime access. 30-day guarantee.

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