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    Suggestion for a new forum

    What do you think about adding a forum for discussing Website Security issues?

    As I do more development this seems to be a recurring issue and the people that specialize in security issues are often not the same as the web designers or developers so it might better highlight these issues.

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    I agree totally.
    I can help in biometrics security as well.

    I have done lots of work and R&D on it.

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    Hmm I wonder how many amongst us are experts in web site security though?
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    Huh. Doesn't website security typically relate to a programming language, though? Having a specialized forum for it seems a bit excessive to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyanLight View Post
    Huh. Doesn't website security typically relate to a programming language, though? Having a specialized forum for it seems a bit excessive to me.
    Agreed, typically the issues apply to the programming language(s) you are using as far as how to sanitize inputs, parametrize queries, etc.. Any more broad topics can be discussed in the general web building forum.
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    Interesting idea. I do think having something dedicated to security would be nice. And I do agree that a lot of implementations are language specific. But there are also a lot of things that web developers do without understanding the ramifications.

    examples:

    How to install / configure an SSL Cert
    How to integrate properly with a CC Gateway
    How to encrypt data
    Basics of handing input and output
    Filtering techniques
    etc

    So, I think it's a good idea, but not sure how to implement it

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    A lot of security relates to programming, but there are also a lot of times when a site is hacked and it's not clear how it was done.

    Being able to get advice from others on these types of issues would be really helpful.

    Maybe setting up the forum on a trial basis would reveal whether it's useful or not.

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    hi logictrap,
    I certainly would like to be able to learn more about website security and preventing being hacked...
    But really I just wanted to say that your signature cracks me up!

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    It's pretty much the same reason there is not more Computer and Science forums. Summing up that whole category in just 3 forums might not seem much (as has been suggested many times there be more), but not many people post there! Most people visit Codingforums for website and server related problems. Take a look at the title and see for yourself; it's pretty much targeted at those areas.

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    Maybe setting up the forum on a trial basis would reveal whether it's useful or not.
    I think that could be the only option to see if people would use it or not.

    Just my opinions.

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    There were a few in favor and a few not so much in favor - does it take unanimous approval to get a new forum on a trial basis?

    Or do I gotta get Bruno involved? ;-)

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    I think the idea is interesting, but like was mentioned, I don't think it would be too easy to implement. Maybe a sticky in each section of security tips, questions about security, and things like that, for each individual language, but how much could that whole forum do?

    You could include things like recovering from DoS attacks, and such, and cpanel manipulation for security purposes, but a majority of that is either done in your htaccess, or in the language specified.

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    I don't think it would be too easy to implement.
    Seriously? I would even have problems with that statement if this was a discussion board for poodle groomers...

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    CF is not a democracy. WA has the final say. Personally, I think it wouldn't be the best idea, but a trial period is possibly prudent.

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    I'm skeptical as well whether it will create a lot of overlapping with the existing forum categories, but a trial might be worthwhile. I'll give this more thought and possibly try it out next week.
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    Thanks for considering it, I hope you'll give it try.

    I really didn't want to have to get Bruno involved - even though it could be very entertaining...

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