Wow, I came up with an idea for a great site about a month ago, and have been doing some of the things I have read on here prior to finding this site at like 1:30 this morning. Great site, Wild Honey, it puts together a lot of the information I have been looking for to make my app even more secure prior to publishing to the web.
I have read a few books on the subject, though I am sure no where near enough, in trying to make everything as secure as possible. I love the idea of seasoning with salt. I have programmed in other languages VB, C#, JS, but not as much in PHP. Love the similarities, concerned about the security, just know how people are. You lock up something and somebody wants to break the lock, just to say they can if nothing else.
When I get everything set up I would love to have someone try to break it and let me know where I could improve. Heaven knows I am no expert on security. Hopefully though soon, I can at least claim to be in the ballpark.
Oh people can be real buggers when it comes to security! I would love not having to chain my bike up, or lock my doors at night. It'd save me a good few minutes everyday to do something I actually enjoyed doing!
When it comes to PHP, it's just the same as in the 2 aforementioned examples. I love the security topic because it requires a lot of thinking outside-the-box, to ensure that every part of your code is safe and secure from idle minds on the prowl.
I'm sure you'll fit right into this community without a problem! I for one would love to be given a website and asked, is this secure? Although I'm not a malicious kinda guy, picking fault with security is rather the fascinating one!
The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out.