Jason T. Stiles

Expert Web and Mobile Applications Developer

How To Protect Your Site From XSS With PHP

  • June 8th, 2011
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is a type of attack where a hacker attempts to inject client-side scripting into a webpage that others are able to view.  The attack could be as simple as an annoying alert window or as sophisticated as stealing a logged in user's credentials (commonly saved in browser cookies).  With a user's credentials, a hacker could gain access to sensitive parts of your website or web application.  In this simple guide, I'll show you a few ways to protect your webs... Read more.

Alternatives to CAPTCHA

  • May 6th, 2011
By now all of us at one time or another have had to read a construed image and type the letters and numbers we saw into a textbox.  This test is what is known as a CAPTCHA, and it prevents bots (programs created to spam websites among other objectives) from submitting a form on a website.  The reason it prevents bots from submitting a form (and its agenda) is because bots can't decipher the text within an image, and thus it cannot fill out the correct response in the textbox.  Alt... Read more.

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Chrome Developer Tools

December 10th, 2012

I just did a Lunch & Learn presentation on Chrome Developer tools last week and used the video and accompanying slides as... Read more.

Optimization is King

December 3rd, 2012

Thought I'd share this Google Docs presentation I created a while ago for a Lunch and Learn at the company I am currently wor... Read more.

New Project: OnTask

May 20th, 2012

Started development on a new Task Management Application this weekend - I have dubbed it "OnTask".  Catchy, right? My ob... Read more.