Keeping versions up to date


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Keeping versions up to date

The first step in securing your PHP installation is keeping all of your versions up to date. Keeping versions up to date is quite simply both the easiest and the most important security measure that you can take. Keeping your site secure is going to require an ongoing commitment from you. You can't simply install all the software, launch the website, and then walk away and have it be secure. There are most likely bugs in the software that you're using, that you don't know about, that you can't know about. Those bugs will be discovered over time, either by the good guys or by the bad guys, and those bugs will get fixed.

That's why version updates matter so much. They include bug fixes and security patches that you need. And by the time these security issues get fixed, I guarantee that the bad guys know about them and are ready to use them against you if you haven't upgraded. Now, this applies not just to PHP, but also to other software that you're using for your installation...

Keeping versions up to date
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Keeping versions up to date provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Creating Secure PHP Websites

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