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A lion in a cage - PHP
A lion in a cage shouldn't be a danger - but release the lion from the cage and you could be at risk.
An include file that's pulled in by a PHP script shouldn't be a danger if it's used only from within that PHP script, but if it has its own URL the it could be released like the lion, and it could be a danger. If you're writing a PHP script that requires or includes files, please put the included files in a directory that's NOT got its own URL
.... you can do it by giving a path to the file in the include or require statements, or by using the preconfigured directory that's set up on your PHP installation.
Image from Hone's Everyday Book (written 2006-11-10, updated 2006-11-12)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesH117 - Security in PHP 
An easy way to comply with the new cookie law if your site is well designed - (2012-06-02) 
How to stop forms on other sites submitting to your scripts - (2012-04-15) 
Catchable fatal error in PHP ... How to catch, and alternative solutions such as JSON - (2011-03-22) 
Protecting your images from use out of context - (2010-08-29) 
Security considerations in programming - what do we teach? - (2010-03-22) 
Injection Attack if register_globals in on - PHP - (2009-02-04) 
Injection Attacks - avoiding them in your PHP - (2008-08-31) 
Who is watching you? - (2008-08-10) 
Defensive coding techniques in PHP? - (2008-07-02) 
PHP - Sanitised application principles for security and useability - (2008-06-16) 
Are nasty programs looking for security holes on your server? - (2008-02-17) 
A story about benchmarking PHP - (2007-12-23) 
Using PHP to upload images / Store on MySQL database - security questions - (2007-10-19) 
Error logging to file not browser in PHP - (2007-10-11) 
Easy handling of errors in PHP - (2007-08-27) 
Injection attacks - safeguard your PHP scripts - (2007-02-20) 
Learning to write secure, maintainable PHP - (2007-01-25) 
What is an SQL injection attack? - (2006-11-27) 
Robust checking of data entered by users - (2005-08-27) 
Spotting a denial of service attack - (2005-06-12)
Some other Articles
The LAMP Cookbook - Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / PerlWhy shouldn't I spam?Staying at your own hotelFrench ExchangeA lion in a cage - PHPFreedom for X is denial of privacy for YDatabases needn't be frightening, hard or expensiveSyntax checking in PHPDriving customers awayPaging through hundreds of entries
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