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The server requested authentication method unknown to the client [mysql_old_password]

The server requested authentication method unknown to the client [mysql_old_password]

I updated my server this morning, moving from Zend Server PHP 5.3 to 5.6 but when I did I got a really weird error. The server requested authentication method unknown to the client [mysql_old_password] I spent way too much time debugging it but it turns out that this is an incompatibility between MySQLnd and MySQLRead more about The server requested authentication method unknown to the client [mysql_old_password][…]

How to use PHP with MySQL (without SQL Injection vulnerabilities)

How to use PHP with MySQL (without SQL Injection vulnerabilities)

Chris Dale recently posted a horrifying article on his blog.  It is called “Why it’s easy being a hacker – A SQL injection case study“.  The most horrifying part of the post was that when you type in the Google search “How to use PHP with MySQL” a significant number of the results come backRead more about How to use PHP with MySQL (without SQL Injection vulnerabilities)[…]