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Malicious commits found in PHP code repository: What you need to know

You’ve probably heard that PHP’s Git repository was recently compromised, allowing backdoors to be added to the code located there. You may also be wondering what that means, what a supply chain attack is, and how you could be affected. Read on and we’ll lead you though a straightforward description of this attack’s many moving parts. What is a supply chain attack? This is where … [Read more...]

How to harden AdwCleaner’s web backend using PHP

More and more applications are moving from desktop to the web, where they are particularly exposed to security risks. They are often tied to a database backend, and thus need to be properly secured, even though most of the time they are designed to restrict access to authenticated users only. PHP is used to develop a lot of these web applications, including several dedicated to AdwCleaner … [Read more...]