Facebook Goes Down Temporarily in INDIA and other parts of the World


Facebook goes down temporarily in India and other parts of the world, but later restored: www.facebook.com

WOW, its really shocking to know this, but you know things happen you cant be invincible always Facebook proved it.
Sites go down…!!!

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Based on the news and twitter posts: The world’s biggest social networking site Facebook went down temporarily in parts of Europe, with users in some countries outside the region also reporting problems.
Countries affected included:India, Ireland, UK, Pakistan and South Korea.

If there were any more countries affected please share??

Statement from Facebook:

“Today we experienced technical difficulties causing the site to be unavailable for a number of users in Europe,” Facebook said in a statement. “The issue has been resolved and everyone should now have access to Facebook. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

Many places we have read different reasons why it was down, but i think the news from CERN has it correct.
CERT.be: the federal cyber emergency team for Belgium, said:

Facebook was hit by a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack.

But facebook returned with a statement, that the site was unavailable in Europe because of technical difficulties, and had been restored, according to news reports.

They were not willing to respond to a request for a comment on the outage.

The outage in may countries were delayed by 30min – 2hrs, so it was not a big deal, they are back online now!!!

It seems from news that Facebook had another outage in February, a day after filing for its initial public offering.

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Secure PHP Applications (PHP Security)


To understand PHP security better let us first understand what is PHP and Security

Security is a process, not a product, and adopting a sound approach to security during the process of application development will allow you to produce tighter, more robust code.

(PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) A scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. With syntax from C, Java and Perl, PHP code is embedded within HTML pages for server side execution. It is commonly used to extract data out of a database and present it on the Web page

PHP is a powerful scripting language for building web applications, and also one of the easiest ways for hackers to gain access to your web server. Developers need to understand how their scripts can be exploited in order to protect them.

PHP is widely used in many high-end applications that maybe a Web Based (Internet) or and Intranet Applications. We can say that from the total PHP in Web Based (Internet) Applications : 80% and Intranet Applications:20%.

As IBM as suggested few basic principles that we could follow to make our website secure and guard our application from any vulnerabilities:

Validate input
Guard your file system
Guard your database
Guard your session data
Guard against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities
Verify form posts
Protect against Cross-Site Request Forgeries (CSRF)
  1. Validate input
  2. Guard your file system
  3. Guard your database
  4. Guard your session data
  5. Guard against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities
  6. Verify form posts
  7. Protect against Cross-Site Request Forgeries (CSRF)