If you’re a freelance web developer – doesn’t matter if you mostly restrict yourself to visual designs – you have to invest some time in educating yourself properly about the current security trends in web development. The popularity of the Internet has made it an equally popular platform for malicious users who attempt to exploit its vulnerabilities – and as a web developer, it should be among your top priorities to stay in touch with the trends.
This is especially valid for those of you who work on dynamic websites with various scripted elements and database interaction – a small flaw can quickly magnify to become a tremendous hole in your security, and you simply can’t afford to let that happen in the solutions you provide to your clients. There are various courses that aim to teach you the basics of implementing security in your designs, but keep in mind that trends change constantly. [Read more…]