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Locking down PHP

July 2, 2014  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security   |   1 Comment
While PHP has a bad reputation for being an insecure language, like any programming languages it can be used securely if proper defences are taken. Developing an application using the Secure Development Principles is a great first step to defending your application, but it’s important to implement a defence in depth approach to also lock down the PHP interpreter and server. This can also be a great benefit when you’re required to run 3rd party ... Read more >

The future of Security Ninja

January 21, 2014  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Ninja News and Updates   |   1 Comment


As a lot of you will know by now, David Rook will soon be leaving Realex Payments for pastures new after over seven years working with us. Dave has been the driving force behind the security ninja website and twitter account since its initiation in 2007, and we’re sad to see him go.

Over the past number of years, Security Ninja has been an important channel for ... Read more >

DeepSec 2013

December 17, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Hacking, Ninja News and Updates   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone,

DeepSec is a security conference lauded by its fans as having the most interesting talks and inviting atmosphere. In its seventh year, it runs in Vienna, Austria, chosen for its central EU location, and not just because it’s a beautiful city, with Christmas markets on at the same time as the conference – another good reason to visit. This was my first year going to DeepSec, thanks to the ... Read more >

Hack in Paris 2013

June 24, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Ninja News and Updates   |   2 Comments

Hi everyone,

I’ve just got back into the office after a few fun days at the Hack in Paris conference and I wanted to share my thoughts about the conference and give you a link to my slides. I spoke at the first Hack in Paris conference in 2011 and I predicted that the conference had a bright future. I was very happy to find that the conference has grown into (in ... Read more >


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