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03.15.2005 - PHP Québec 2005: PHP - MySQL - Apache



View PHP related news. PHP Québec is proud to present an extended conference in Montréal, Québec, covering the latest innovations in PHP, MySQL and Apache. From March 30th until April 1st, major AMP contributors will talk about Security, Web Services, PHP 5 and great achievements with PHP in North America. The 4 tracks are available at the PHP Québec site. PHP Certification exams by Zend are included with every admission ticket to the conference. The certification center will also provide MySQL and Linux certification from MySQL AB, LPI and Savoir Faire Linux. The examination center is open to everyone.
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03.14.2005 - PHP West: Security Conference - Call for Speakers Announced



View PHP related news. PHP West, a division of Open Source Events, is holding their second conference in Vancouver, British Columbia on PHP and Open Source Security. The conference will be on June 11th, 2005 and will be a one day, single track event. Open Source Events has published a call for speakers on there website for anyone interested to submit a talk. Open Source Event's last conference was focused on PHP Web Services which hosted more than 160 attendees in the Vancouver Planetarium and had the pleasure of welcoming Rasmus Lerdorf, among many other industry experts into Vancouver to speak on variant topics of Web Services geared towards application usage within a enterprise business environment. You can look forward to the same caliber of speakers to grace the PHP and Open Source Security conference on June 11th, 2005.
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03.09.2005 - Portable OpenSSH 4.0 p1



View OpenBSD related news. OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH protocol suite of network connectivity tools that increasing numbers of people on the Internet are coming to rely on. Many users of telnet, rlogin, ftp, and other such programs might not realize that their password is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted, but it is. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other network-level attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides a myriad of secure tunneling capabilities, as well as a variety of authentication methods.
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03.09.2005 - OpenSSH 4.0



View OpenBSD related news. OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH protocol suite of network connectivity tools that increasing numbers of people on the Internet are coming to rely on. Many users of telnet, rlogin, ftp, and other such programs might not realize that their password is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted, but it is. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other network-level attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides a myriad of secure tunneling capabilities, as well as a variety of authentication methods.
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02.27.2005 - phpBB 2.0.13



View phpBB related news. phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. Based on the powerful PHP server language and your choice of MySQL, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or Access/ODBC database servers, phpBB is the ideal free community solution for all web sites.
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02.23.2005 - PHP & PEAR at FOSDEM 2005



View PHP related news. This year PHP & PEAR have a devroom at FOSDEM 2005 held in Brussels. On Sunday, 27th of February, several developers will talk about PHP & PEAR. Topics include Xdebug, eZ publish, SimpleTest, Horde and PEAR. A full schedule can be found on the FOSDEM's site. Along with giving the scheduled talks, the developers will be available during the course of the day to chat with. The devroom is also open to all who want a place to code and/or relax. We hope to see you there !
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02.21.2005 - phpBB 2.0.12



View phpBB related news. phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. Based on the powerful PHP server language and your choice of MySQL, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or Access/ODBC database servers, phpBB is the ideal free community solution for all web sites.
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02.10.2005 - php|symphony



View PHP related news. php|architect magazine has introduced php|symphony, an ongoing series of online talks given by some of today's leaders in the PHP world. Each talk in the series features an in-depth discussion on a specific topic, such as security, enterprise development and so on. Talks are delivered entirely online using an interactive system compatible with most OSs and browsers. The series will start on February 23rd with a talk by security expert Chris Shiflett titled "Mastering PHP Security".
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02.08.2005 - ApacheCon Europe Call for Papers



View PHP related news. ApacheCon Europe will be held from July 18th to July 22th in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference organizers are looking for speakers willing to have a talk of any of the topics mentioned on the website. If you think that you have material for this conference and want to have a talk there, you can submit a paper here.
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02.07.2005 - Apache Group: Apache HTTP Server 2.0.53



View Apache related news. The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
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01.31.2005 - PHP Security Consortium



View PHP related news. An international group of PHP experts today announced the official launch of the PHP Security Consortium (PHPSC), a group whose mission is to promote secure programming practices within the PHP community through education and exposition while maintaining high ethical standards. Members of the PHPSC seek to educate PHP developers about security through a variety of resources, including documentation, tools, and standards. In addition to their educational efforts, the PHPSC engages in exploratory and experimental research in order to develop and promote standards of best practice for PHP application development.
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01.27.2005 - O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2005



View PHP related news. Circle August 1-5 on your calendar and join in at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in beautiful Portland, Oregon. OSCON 2005 will be at the Oregon Convention Center, where there will be tutorials, sessions, parties, BOFs, and a huge exhibit hall. The Call for Proposals is now open, and registration and hotel information will be available soon. Get the details as soon as they're available by signing up for the OSCON newsletter. You're invited to submit a proposal to lead tutorials and sessions. Visit the submissions page for all the details on tracks and proposal guidelines. The committee is particularly interested in talks on PHP 5: migration, new developments, security, case studies, large-scale applications development, and best practices. Proposals are due no later than February 13, 2005.
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01.25.2005 - FreeBSD 4.11 Officially Released



View FreeBSD related news. FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible, DEC Alpha, and PC-98 architectures. It is derived from BSD UNIX, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.
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01.17.2005 - Third Hungarian PHP Conference



View PHP related news. The Web Application Development Division of the John von Neumann Computer Society is proud to present the Third Hungarian PHP Conference which will take place in Budapest, on Saturday March 12th, sponsored by several international and local companies. The conference offers an entirely free one day activity with several presentations addressing basic and advanced topics as well, mostly in Hungarian. This year, the organizers are also happy to welcome Derick Rethans and Lukas Smith speaking. Continuing on the success of previous years, a five+five kilobyte-limited PHP 5 contest has been started to discover the most talented PHP programmers in the country.
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01.06.2005 - php|tropics



View PHP related news. On the heels of last year's php|cruise, this year php|architect magazine has announced php|tropics, a 5-day conference event that will take place between May 11 and 15, 2005 at the Moon Palace All-inclusive Resort in wonderful Cancun, Mexico. With sessions and hands-on tutorials held by many leading PHP experts, including Ilia Alshanetsky, Wez Furlong, Derick Rethans, George Schlossnagle and many others, php|tropics is an excellent and inexpensive way to learn lots about PHP in a fun-filled and exciting atmosphere. This year, the conference also sports "bring your own laptop" tutorials, where the audience is encourage to participate in hands-on exercises throughout the event. A special early-bird discount is in effect until February 28, and attendees who sign up before that date receive a $100 discount. In addition, php|architect will sponsor and cover all examination fees for conference attendees interested in trying their hand at the Zend Certification Exam.
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01.05.2005 - PHP awarded Programming Language of 2004



View PHP related news. PHP has been awarded the Programming Language of 2004, according to the TIOBE Programming Community Index. This index uses information collected from the popular search engines, and are based on the world-wide availability of skilled engineers, courses and third party vendors. Congratulations to us all!
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01.03.2005 - FreeBSD 4.11 RC2



View FreeBSD related news. FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible, DEC Alpha, and PC-98 architectures. It is derived from BSD UNIX, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.
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12.31.2004 - A Note on Security in PHP



View PHP related news. PHP is a powerful and flexible tool. This power and flexibility comes from PHP being a very thin framework sitting on top of dozens of distinct 3rd-party libraries. Each of these libraries have their own unique input data characteristics. Data that may be safe to pass to one library may not be safe to pass to another. A recent Web Worm known as NeverEverSanity exposed a mistake in the input validation in the popular phpBB message board application. Their highlighting code didn't account for double-urlencoded input correctly. Without proper input validation of untrusted user data combined with any of the PHP calls that can execute code or write to the filesystem you create a potential security problem. Despite some confusion regarding the timing of some unrelated PHP security fixes and the NeverEverSanity worm, the worm didn't actually have anything to do with a security problem in PHP. When we talk about security in a web application we really have two classes. Remote and Local. Every remote exploit can be avoided with very careful input validation. If you are writing an application that asks for a user's name and age, check and make sure you are only getting characters you would expect. Also make sure you are not getting too much data that might overflow your backend data storage or whatever manipulation functions you may be passing this data to. A variation of the remote exploit is the XSS or cross-site scripting problem where one user enters some javascript that the next user then views. For Local exploits we mostly hear about open_basedir or safemode problems on shared virtual hosts. These two features are there as a convenience to system administrators and should in no way be thought of as a complete security framework. With all the 3rd-party libraries you can hook into PHP and all the creative ways you can trick these libraries into accessing files, it is impossible to guarantee security with these directives. The Oracle and Curl extensions both have ways to go through the library and read a local file, for example. Short of modifying these 3rd-party libraries, which would be difficult for the closed-source Oracle library, there really isn't much PHP can do about this. When you have PHP by itself with only a small set of extensions safemode and open_basedir are generally enough to frustrate the average bad guy, but for critical security situations you should be using OS-level security by running multiple web servers each as their own user id and ideally in separate jailed/chroot'ed filesystems. Better yet, use completely separate physical servers. If you share a server with someone you don't trust you need to realize that you will never achieve airtight security.
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12.27.2004 - Function list suggestions available



View PHP related news. Surely, some of our visitors are back at work for a few days between holidays, and hopefully they will find our post-christmas gift useful. The function list suggestions we started to test a year ago seemed to be working better as some bugs were found and fixed, so it was time to make the result available on all php.net pages. Whenever you type something into the search file, while having the function list search option selected, you will get a list of suggested functions starting with the letters you typed in. You can browse the list with the up/down keys, and you will be able to autocomplete the function name with the spacebar. If you are not interested in this feature, you can turn it off for yourself on the My PHP.net page. More information about is available on the search page.
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12.22.2004 - Speakers Announced for PHP West Conference on Web Services



View PHP related news. PHP West is holding a conference on January 14th, 2005 at the Vancouver Planetarium providing a great environment for the promotion of PHP within the Vancouver area. With the high impact level of speakers scheduled for this event, you can look forward to in depth talks from the likes of Rasmus Lerdorf, Terry Chay, John Coggeshall, Ilia Alshanetsky, and Cal Henderson speaking on a wide array of topics focused on Web Services. Early Bird Specials are in effect right now, tickets are only $40 until December 26th! Due to limited capacity for this event we recommend you register soon to reserve your seat.
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