Saturday, July 8, 2017

Most Common Mistakes Of Java Developers


NO. 1: Neglecting Existing Libraries

It's unquestionably a mix up for Java Developers to slight the endless measure of libraries written in Java. Just before reexamining the wheel, attempt to chase for offered libraries – a few of them have been cleaned during the time of their reality and are thoroughly allowed to utilize. These could be logging accumulations, as logback and Log4j, or system applicable accumulations, as Netty or Akka. A couple of the libraries, for example, Joda-Time, have really come to be an accepted necessity.

NO. 2: Missing the ‘break’ Keyword in a Switch-Case Block



 Fall through behavior in switch statements is often useful; however, missing a “break” keyword when such behavior is not desired can lead to disastrous results. If you have forgotten to put a “break” in “case 0” in the code example below, the program will write “Zero” followed by “One”, since the control flow inside here will go through the entire “switch” statement until it reaches a “break”. For example:

public static void switchCasePrimer() {
                int caseIndex = 0;
                switch (caseIndex) {
                case 0:
                System.out.println("Zero");
                case 1:
                System.out.println("One");
                break;
                case 2:
                System.out.println("Two");
                break;
                default:
                System.out.println("Default");
                }
}

In most cases, the cleaner solution would be to use polymorphism and move code with specific behaviors into separate classes. Java mistakes such as this one can be detected using static code analyzers, e.g. FindBugsand PMD.

NO. 3: Forgetting to Free Resources



This mistake may lead to resources leaked or memory occupied by no longer used objects.

public static void copyFile(File sourceFile, File destFile) {

    FileChannel sourceChannel = null;
    FileChannel destChannel = null;

    try {

        sourceChannel = new FileInputStream(sourceFile).getChannel();
        destChannel = new FileOutputStream(destFile).getChannel();
        sourceChannel.transferTo(0, sourceChannel.size(), destChannel);

    } catch (IOException ex) {
        ex.printStackTrace();
    }
}
A solution to this is using the try-with-resources structure available since Java 7, which automatically closes the resources. example, the above code can be re-written like the following code:
public static void copyFile(File sourceFile, File destFile) {

    try (

        FileChannel sourceChannel = new FileInputStream(sourceFile).getChannel();

        FileChannel destChannel = new FileOutputStream(destFile).getChannel();
    ) {

        sourceChannel.transferTo(0, sourceChannel.size(), destChannel);

    } catch (IOException ex) {
        ex.printStackTrace();
    }

}


NO. 4: Memory Leaks

Memory leaks in Java can happen in various ways, but the most common reason is everlasting object references, because the garbage collector can’t remove objects from the heap while there are still references to them. One can create such a reference by defining class with a static field containing some collection of objects, and forgetting to set that static field to null after the collection is no longer needed. Static fields are considered GC roots and are never collected.
Another potential explanation for such memory spills is a gathering of items referencing each other, causing round conditions so the junk jockey can't choose whether these articles with cross-reliance references are required or not. Another issue is spills in non-load memory when JNI is utilized.

NO. 5: Excessive Garbage Allocation

Excessive garbage allocation may happen when the program makes a ton of fleeting items. The junk jockey works consistently, expelling unneeded articles from memory, which impacts applications' execution adversely.

An Example:

String oneMillionHello = "";
for (int i = 0; i < 1000000; i++) {
    oneMillionHello = oneMillionHello + "Hello!";
}
System.out.println(oneMillionHello.substring(0, 6));
In Java, strings are immutable. So, on each iteration a new string is created. To address this we should use a mutable StringBuilder:
StringBuilder oneMillionHelloSB = new StringBuilder();
    for (int i = 0; i < 1000000; i++) {
        oneMillionHelloSB.append("Hello!");
    }
System.out.println(oneMillionHelloSB.toString().substring(0, 6));

While the principal rendition requires a considerable amount of time to execute, the form that utilizations StringBuilder produces an outcome in an essentially less measure of time.

NO. 6: Using Null References without Need

Maintaining a strategic distance from inordinate utilization of invalid is a decent practice. For instance, it's desirable over return discharge exhibits or accumulations from techniques rather than nulls, since it can help avert NullPointerException.

Consider the accompanying technique that navigates an accumulation acquired from another strategy, as demonstrated as follows:

List<String> accountIds = person.getAccountIds();
for (String accountId : accountIds) {
    processAccount(accountId);
}

If getAccountIds() returns null when a person has no account, then NullPointerException will be raised.To settle this, an invalid check will be required. Be that as it may, if rather than an invalid it restores a void rundown, at that point NullPointerException is not any more an issue. Besides, the code is cleaner since we don't have to invalid check the variable accountIds.

To manage different situations when one needs to stay away from nulls, distinctive techniques might be utilized. One of these techniques is to utilize Optional sort that can either be a void protest or a wrap of some esteem:

Optional<String> optionalString = Optional.ofNullable(nullableString);
if(optionalString.isPresent()) {
    System.out.println(optionalString.get());
}

In fact, Java 8 provides a more concise solution:
Optional<String> optionalString = Optional.ofNullable(nullableString);
optionalString.ifPresent(System.out::println);


NO. 7: Ignoring Exceptions

 In This case the exceptions occurred, the code can fail silently which adds difficulty in finding the problem.
look at the following program:
public class Sum {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        int a = 0;
        int b = 0;

        try {
            a = Integer.parseInt(args[0]);
            b = Integer.parseInt(args[1]);

        } catch (NumberFormatException ex) {
        }

        int sum = a + b;

        System.out.println("Sum = " + sum);
    }
}

program calculates the sum of two numbers passed via command-line arguments. Note that the catch block is left empty. If we try to run this program by the following command line:

java Sum 123 456y

will fail silently:
Sum = 123

It’s because the second argument 456y causes a NumberFormatException to be thrown, but there’s no handling code in the catch block so the program continues with incorrect result.
So to avoid such potential problem, always handle exceptions at least by printing the stack trace to inform the error when it happens:

try {
    a = Integer.parseInt(args[0]);
    b = Integer.parseInt(args[1]);

} catch (NumberFormatException ex) {
    ex.printStackTrace();
}


It save your hours of debugging later if the problem occurs.

NO. 8: Modifying a collection while iterating it

This exemption happens when a gathering is changed while repeating over it utilizing techniques other than those gave by the iterator protest. For instance, we have a rundown of caps and we need to evacuate every one of those that have ear folds:

List<IHat> hats = new ArrayList<>();
hats.add(new Ushanka()); // that one has ear flaps
hats.add(new Fedora());
hats.add(new Sombrero());
for (IHat hat : hats) {
    if (hat.hasEarFlaps()) {
        hats.remove(hat);
    }
}

If you run this code, “ConcurrentModificationException” will be raised since the code modifies the collection while iterating it. The same exception may occur if one of the multiple threads working with the same list is trying to modify the collection while others iterate over it. Simultaneous change of accumulations in numerous strings is a characteristic thing, yet ought to be treated with regular apparatuses from the simultaneous programming tool kit, for example, synchronization locks, exceptional accumulations embraced for simultaneous adjustment, and so forth. There are inconspicuous contrasts to how this Java issue can be settled in single strung cases and multithreaded cases. The following is a concise discourse of some ways this can be dealt with in a solitary strung situation:

Gather questions and evacuate them in another circle
Gathering caps with ear folds in a rundown to expel them later from inside another circle is a conspicuous arrangement, however requires an extra accumulation for putting away the caps to be expelled:

List<IHat> hatsToRemove = new LinkedList<>();
for (IHat hat : hats) {
    if (hat.hasEarFlaps()) {
        hatsToRemove.add(hat);
    }
}
for (IHat hat : hatsToRemove) {
    hats.remove(hat);
}
Use Iterator.remove method
This approach is more concise, and it doesn’t need an additional collection to be created:
Iterator<IHat> hatIterator = hats.iterator();
while (hatIterator.hasNext()) {
    IHat hat = hatIterator.next();
    if (hat.hasEarFlaps()) {
        hatIterator.remove();
    }
}

Utilizing List Iterator’s methods
Utilizing the listiterator is suitable when the adjusted gathering actualizes List interface. Iterators that execute List Iterator interface bolster evacuation operations, as well as include and set operations. ListIterator actualizes the Iterator interface so the illustration would look practically the same as the Iterator evacuate technique. The main distinction is the kind of cap iterator, and the way we acquirethat iterator with the “listIterator()” method. The snippet below shows how to replace each hat with ear flaps with sombreros using “ListIterator.remove” and “ListIterator.add” methods:

IHat sombrero = new Sombrero();
ListIterator<IHat> hatIterator = hats.listIterator();
while (hatIterator.hasNext()) {
    IHat hat = hatIterator.next();
    if (hat.hasEarFlaps()) {
        hatIterator.remove();
        hatIterator.add(sombrero);
    }
}
With ListIterator, the remove and add method calls can be replaced with a single call to set:
IHat sombrero = new Sombrero();
ListIterator<IHat> hatIterator = hats.listIterator();
while (hatIterator.hasNext()) {
    IHat hat = hatIterator.next();
    if (hat.hasEarFlaps()) {
        hatIterator.set(sombrero); // set instead of remove and add
    }
}

Utilize stream strategies presented in Java 8 With Java 8, software engineers can change a gathering into a stream and channel that stream as indicated by a few criteria. Here is a case of how stream programming interface could enable us to channel caps and evade

“ConcurrentModificationException”.
hats = hats.stream().filter((hat -> !hat.hasEarFlaps()))
        .collect(Collectors.toCollection(ArrayList::new));

The “Collectors.toCollection” technique will make another ArrayList with separated caps. This can be an issue if the separating condition were to be fulfilled by an expansive number of things, bringing about a huge ArrayList; subsequently, it ought to be use with mind. Utilize List.removeIf strategy displayed in Java 8 Another arrangement accessible in Java 8, and plainly the most succinct, is the utilization of the “removeIf” method:
hats.removeIf(IHat::hasEarFlaps);

That’s it. Under the hood, it uses “Iterator.remove” to accomplish the behavior.

Utilize specialized collections
On the off chance that at the earliest reference point we chose to utilize "CopyOnWriteArrayList" rather than "ArrayList", at that point there would have been no issue by any means, since "CopyOnWriteArrayList" gives adjustment techniques, (for example, set, include, and evacuate) that don't change the support exhibit of the gathering, but instead make another altered form of it. This permits emphasis over the first form of the gathering and alterations on it in the meantime, without the danger of "ConcurrentModificationException". The downside of that gathering is self-evident - era of another accumulation with every adjustment.

There are other collections tuned for different cases, e.g. “CopyOnWriteSet” and “ConcurrentHashMap”.
Another possible mistake with concurrent collection modifications is to create a stream from a collection, and during the stream iteration, modify the backing collection. The general rule for streams is to avoid modification of the underlying collection during stream querying. The following example will show an incorrect way of handling a stream:
List<IHat> filteredHats = hats.stream().peek(hat -> {
    if (hat.hasEarFlaps()) {
        hats.remove(hat);
    }
}).collect(Collectors.toCollection(ArrayList::new));

The strategy look accumulates every one of the components and plays out the gave activity on every one of them. Here, the activity is endeavoring to expel components from the basic rundown, which is incorrect. To maintain a strategic distance from this, attempt a portion of the strategies portrayed previously.

NO. 9: Breaking Contracts

Sometimes, code that is provided by the standard library or by a third-party vendor relies on rules that should be obeyed in order to make things work. For example, it could be hashCode and equals contract that when followed, makes working guaranteed for a set of collections from the Java collection framework, and for other classes that use hashCode and equals methods. Disobeying contracts isn’t the kind of error that always leads to exceptions or breaks code compilation; it’s more tricky, because sometimes it changes application behavior without any sign of danger. Erroneous code could slip into production release and cause a whole bunch of undesired effects. This can include bad UI behavior, wrong data reports, poor application performance, data loss, and more. Fortunately, these disastrous bugs don’t happen very often. I already mentioned the hashCode and equals contract. It is used in collections that rely on hashing and comparing objects, like HashMap and HashSet. Simply put, the contract contains two rules:
If two objects are equal, then their hash codes should be equal.
If two objects have the same hash code, then they may or may not be equal.
Breaking the contract’s first rule leads to problems while attempting to retrieve objects from a hashmap. The second rule signifies that objects with the same hash code aren’t necessarily equal. Let us examine the effects of breaking the first rule:
public static class Boat {
    private String name;

    Boat(String name) {
        this.name = name;
    }

    @Override
    public boolean equals(Object o) {
        if (this == o) return true;
        if (o == null || getClass() != o.getClass()) return false;

        Boat boat = (Boat) o;

        return !(name != null ? !name.equals(boat.name) : boat.name != null);
    }

    @Override
    public int hashCode() {
        return (int) (Math.random() * 5000);
    }
}
As you can see, class Boat has overridden equals and hashCode methods. However, it has broken the contract, because hashCode returns random values for the same object every time it’s called. The following code will most likely not find a boat named “Enterprise” in the hashset, despite the fact that we added that kind of boat earlier:
public static void main(String[] args) {
    Set<Boat> boats = new HashSet<>();
    boats.add(new Boat("Enterprise"));

    System.out.printf("We have a boat named 'Enterprise' : %b\n", boats.contains(new Boat("Enterprise")));
}
Another example of contract involves the finalize method. Here is a quote from the official java documentation describing its function:
”The general contract of finalize is that it is invoked if and when the JavaTM virtual machine has determined that there is no longer any means by which this object can be accessed by any thread (that has not yet died), except as a result of an action taken by the finalization of some other object or class which is ready to be finalized. The finalize method may take any action, including making this object available again to other threads; the usual purpose of finalize, however, is to perform cleanup actions before the object is irrevocably discarded. For example, the finalize method for an object that represents an input/output connection might perform explicit I/O transactions to break the connection before the object is permanently discarded.“
One could decide to use the finalize method for freeing resources like file handlers, but that would be a bad idea. This is because there’s no time guarantees on when finalize will be invoked, since it’s invoked during the garbage collection, and GC’s time is indeterminable.

NO. 10: RAW TYPE USAGE

Raw types, according to Java specifications, are types that are either not parametrized, or non-static members of class R that are not inherited from the superclass or superinterface of R. There were no alternatives to raw types until universal types were presented in Java. It sustains generic programming considering that version 1.5, and generics were unquestionably a significant improvement. Nonetheless, due to backwards compatibility factors, a mistake has been left that can potentially break the type system.
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Delete a Git branch both locally and remotely

Official Synopsis
$ git push origin --delete <branch_name>
$ git branch -d <branch_name>

If there are unmerged changes which you are confident of deleting:
$ git branch -D <branch_name>

Delete Local Branch



To delete the local branch use:
$ git branch -d branch_name

Note: The - d alternative is a moniker for - erase, which just erases the branch in the event that it has just been completely converged in its upstream branch. You could likewise utilize - D, which is a false name for - erase - drive, which erases the branch "regardless of its blended status." [Source: man git-branch]

Delete Remote Branch 

As of Git v1.7.0, you can delete a remote branch using
$ git push origin --delete <branch_name>
which might be easier to remember than
$ git push origin :<branch_name>
which was added in Git v1.5.0 "to delete a remote branch or a tag."

In this way, the form of Git you have introduced will manage whether you have to utilize the less demanding or harder sentence structure.

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Undo the last commits in Git



I committed the wrong files to Git. I haven't yet pushed the commit to the server.
How can I undo those commits?

Undo a commit and redo

$ git commit -m "Something terribly misguided"     
$ git reset HEAD~                                                     
<< edit files as necessary >>                                    
$ git add ...                                                                
$ git commit -c ORIG_HEAD                                

This leaves your working tree (the state of your files on disk) unchanged but undoes the commit and leaves the changes you committed unstaged (so they'll appear as "Changes not staged for commit" in git status and you'll need to add them again before committing). If you only want to add more changes to the previous commit, or change the commit message1, you could use git reset --soft HEAD~ instead, which is like git reset HEAD~ but leaves your existing changes staged.

Make corrections to working tree files.

Git add anything that you want to include in your new commit.


Commit the changes, reusing the old commit message. reset copied the old head to .git/ORIG_HEAD; commit with -c ORIG_HEAD will open an editor, which initially contains the log message from the old commit and allows you to edit it. If you do not need to edit the message, you could use the -C option.


 Note,be that as it may, that you don't have to reset to a before submit in the event that you simply committed an error in your confer message. The less demanding alternative is to git reset (to unstage any progressions you've made since) and afterward git confer - revise, which will open your default submit message manager pre-populated with the last confer message.

Beware however that if you have added any new changes to the index, using commit --amend will add them to your previous commit.

Undoing Multiple Commits

The same technique allows you to return to any previous revision:


$ git reset --hard 0ad5a7a6

undoes all commits that came after the one you returned to:


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HTTP Error 403, 404, 500, 503, and 504

Introducing HTTP Status Codes
Status codes are three-digit numbers. A 200 code is the most well-known and speaks to an effective reaction. The main digit characterizes what is known as the class of the status code. On the off chance that the code begins with a 2, as in 200, that speaks to a fruitful reaction to the demand. There are status codes that begin with 1. These speak to enlightening messages. These are infrequently observed. A code of the shape 3xx speaks to a redirection reaction. Normally, the program will deal with these without client association and get the asset from the new area.

Mistake codes come as 4xx and 5xx statuses. Mistake codes at the 400 level mean there was a customer side blunder — consider something like the client writing the wrong URL in the address bar. Mistake codes at the 500 level mean there was a server-side blunder — consider something like the database server going down or maybe coming up short on plate space.

Five of the most well known blunder codes are 403, 404, 500, 503, and 504. We should take a gander at each of these in somewhat more detail.

404 Not Found
The most widely recognized mistake code you keep running into is a 404 blunder. The 404 status code implies the asked for asset is not any more accessible or, all the more particularly, just not found. Is it safe to say that it was ever accessible there? You don't have a clue. You do know it isn't accessible there now.


What are a portion of the purposes behind a 404 blunder? Grammatical errors are a typical explanation behind getting a 404 blunder. An absent or additional letter in a wrote in url, or a wrong area name can regularly bring about a 404 mistake. Another explanation behind 404 mistakes isn't grammatical errors; it is the maturing of the web. When somebody composes an article or blog, that individual may connection to an optional source to give extra data to the article. Presently envision returning to said article six months or after six years. In the event that what was connected to is no longer on the web, a 404 blunder will be created when you tap on the connection in the program.

403 Forbidden
 Recovering a 403 status code from a HTTP ask for implies access to the asset is taboo. This is not a verification issue; those are 401 (unapproved) blunders. One regular explanation behind 403 mistakes is the server keeping up a whitelist of machines that can get to that framework and the client's machine not being on it. In the event that the customer's declaration is never again legitimate (or is outright missing), that is another explanation behind a 403 mistake reaction. There ordinarily is no recuperation from these, shy of attempting from an alternate machine. At long last, there's likewise the likelihood of wrong authorizations related to documents. Regularly in Linux and once in a while in Windows, a webserver won't approach site documents in view of flawed authorizations. This will likewise bring about a 403 mistake. The server proprietor should change the record consents to settle this.

500 Internal Server Error


Moving over to the server-side blunder codes, the 500 mistake is the catchall. At the point when none of the other 500 blunder codes bode well, or if the software engineer is recently lethargic and doesn't recognize the particular issue, a 500 status code is returned. Normally, you can retry the demand endeavor again and perhaps get an alternate reaction. Obviously, retrying endeavors that included a shopping basket that brought about a 500 mistake could bring about a copy arrange, so tread painstakingly there.

503 Service Unavailable
Likea large portion of the 500-level mistake codes, the 503 (benefit inaccessible) status code could be a transitory issue. It fundamentally implies the web server isn't accessible. Why? You don't have the foggiest idea. Maybe the web server just restarted and is amidst instatement. Maybe it is over-burden and can't deal with any more simultaneous solicitations. Or, on the other hand maybe it is recently down for upkeep. Retrying the demand could work or could restore another 5xx error.

504 Gateway Timeout
The final of the top five error codes is the 504 status, indicating a gateway timeout. The name says it all. A proxy server needs to communicate with a secondary web server, such as an apache server, and access to that server timed out. There could be a DNS issue, a network device might be down, or the other machine could just be overly busy and unable to process the request in a timely fashion. This can only happen in a setup where a caching or proxy server is directly serving the webpage and the actual webserver behind it is unreachable. As with the other 5xx-level errors, just retrying the request could result in a successful response.

Summary
HTTP also, its related secure HTTPS are the essential conventions for perusing on the web. Each web ask for brings about a reaction with a related status code. Status codes fall into classes: enlightening (1xx), achievement (2xx), redirection (3xx), customer mistakes (4xx), server blunders (5xx). You attempt to get achievement reactions with your solicitations, yet it doesn't generally happen. Figure out how to recoup from these blunder codes, so you can proceed onward.
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Top PHP Security Issues


SQL Injection
Number one on the hit list is the SQL infusion assault. For this situation, somebody enters a SQL piece (the exemplary case is a drop database articulation, despite the fact that there are numerous potential outcomes that do exclude erasures which could be similarly as damaging) as an incentive in your URL or web frame. It doesn't mind now how he recognizes what your table names are; that is another issue altogether. You are managing a tricky and ingenious adversary.

Things being what they are, what would you be able to do to keep away from this? As a matter of first importance you should be suspicious of any information you acknowledge from a client. Trust everybody is decent? Simply take a gander at your mate's family… they're peculiar and freaky, some hazardously so.

The best approach to keep this kind of thing is to utilize PDO Prepared Statements. I would prefer not to experience a full talk of PDO now. Suffice to state arranged explanations isolate the information from the guidelines. In doing as such, it keeps information from being dealt with as something besides information. For more data, you might need to look at the article Migrate from the MySQL Extension to PDO by Timothy Boronczyk.
XSS (Cross Site Scripting)
Revile the dark hearts who flourish with this sort of double dealing. Guardians, converse with you kids today keeping in mind that they end up plainly detestable XSS'ers!


The embodiment of any XSS assault is the infusion of code (as a rule JavaScript code yet it can be any customer side code) into the yield of your PHP script. This assault is conceivable when you show input that was sent to you, for example, you would do with a discussion posting for instance. The assailant may post JavaScript code in his message that does unspeakable things to your site. Kindly don't make me broadly expound; my heart sobs at what these scoundrels are prepared to do.
For more information and how to protect yourself, I suggest reading these fine articles on PHPMaster:
·         Cross Scripting Attacks by George Fekette
·         Input Validation Using Filter Functions by Toby Osbourn

Source Code Revelation
This one needs to do with individuals having the capacity to see the names and substance of records they shouldn't in case of a breakdown in Apache's design. No doubt, I burrow it, this is probably not going to happen, however it could and it's genuinely simple to secure yourselves, so why not?


We as a whole realize that PHP is server side – you can't simply do a view source to see a script's code. Be that as it may, if something happens to Apache and out of the blue your scripts are filled in as plain content, individuals see source code they were never intended to see. Some of that code may list open setup records or have delicate data like database certifications.

The arrangement bases on how you set up the index structure for your application. That is, it isn't so much an issue that terrible individuals can see some code, it's what code they can check whether delicate records are kept in an open index. Keep imperative documents out of the openly available index to evade the results of this botch.

For more data on this, including an example of what your registry structure may resemble, see point 5 in this article. For extra discourse on this point, see this gathering exchange.
Remote File Inclusion
Hold tight while I attempt to clarify this: remote document consideration is when remote records get incorporated into your application. Quite profound, eh? Be that as it may, why would that be an issue? Since the remote record is untrusted. It could have been malignantly adjusted to contain code you don't need running in your application.
Suppose you have a situation where your site at www.myplace.com includes the library www.goodpeople.com/script.php. One night, www.goodpeople.com is compromised and the contents of the file is replaced with evil code that will trash your application. Then someone visits your site, you pull in the updated code, and Bam! So how do you stop it?
Fortunately, fixing this is relatively simple. All you have to do is go to your php.ini and check the settings on these flags.
·         allow_url_fopen – indicates whether external files can be included. The default is to set this to ‘on’ but you want to turn this off.
·         allow_url_include – indicates whether the include()require()include_once(), and require_once() functions can reference remote files. The default sets this off, and setting allow_url_fopen off forces this off too.

Session Hijacking
Session hijacking is when a ne’er-do-well steals and use someone else’s session ID, which is something like a key to a safe deposit box. When a session is set up between a client and a web server, PHP will store the session ID in a cookie on the client side probably called PHPSESSID. Sending the ID with the page request gives you access to the session info persisted on the server (which populates the super global $_SESSION array).
If someone steals a session key, is that bad? And the answer is: if you aren’t doing anything important in that session then the answer is no. But if you are using that session to authenticate a user, then it would allow some vile person to sign on and get into things. This is particularly bad if the user is important and has a lot of authority.
So how do people steal these session IDs and what can decent, God-fearing folk like us do about it?
Session IDs are commonly stolen via a XSS attack, so preventing those is a good thing that yields double benefits. It’s also important to change the session ID as often as is practical. This reduces your theft window. From within PHP you can run the session_regenerate_id() function to change the session ID and notify the client.
For those using PHP5.2 and above (you are, aren’t you?), there is a php.ini setting that will prevent JavaScript from being given access to the session id (session.cookie.httponly). Or, you can use the function session_set_cookie_parms().
Session IDs can also be vulnerable server-side if you’re using shared hosting services which store session information in globally accessible directories, like /tmp. You can block the problem simply by storing your session ID in a spot that only your scripts can access, either on disk or in a database.
Cross Site Request Forgery
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF), also known as the Brett Maverick, or Shawn Spencer, Gambit, includes deceiving a fairly unwitting client into issuing a demand that is, might we say, not to his greatest advantage. Yet rather than me continuing endlessly about CSRF assaults, allude to an extraordinary case of exactly what sort of substance we have here on PHPMaster: Preventing Cross-Site Request Forgeries by Martin Psinas.
Directory Traversal
This assault, similar to so a number of the others, searches for a site where the security is not all that it ought to be, and when if observes one, it makes documents be gotten to that the proprietor did not plan to make openly available. It's otherwise called the ../(dab, speck, cut) assault, the climbing assault, and the backtracking assault.

There are a couple of approaches to ensure against this assault. The first is to wish outrageously hard that it won't transpire. Infrequently wishing on pixies and unicorns will offer assistance. Infrequently it doesn't. The second is to define what pages can be returned for a given request using whitelisting. Another option is to convert file paths to absolute paths and make sure they’re referencing files in allowed directories.

Conclusion


PHP security issues can be avoided by following certain guidelines and precautions while coding. If you are using managed cloud hosting services, like Cloudways, that I work for, you may be provided with security measures in order to make your Web site more secure.


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