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Quick Tip: Preventing PHP Exploits

Long time ServerBeach customer, Scott Horne shares helpful tips in preventing PHP exploits:

Exploits happen but with some planning you can prevent the worst of them. Planning for an exploit includes considering how to mitigate the damage, how to recover from it, and prevention. Mitigating damage means trying to limit access to the system via exploited systems. In my case I run php as a cgi and have it run as the owner. This makes it more difficult to damage things that don’t belong to the owner of the script. Planning for recovery means having a backup, knowing how to restore from that backup, and knowing what other actions you’ll need to take to recover. Read more

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