Mastering changes in security functions and settings
Any changes to PHP security features are worth noting. Unfortunately, given the state of the world today, attacks on any web-facing code are a given. Accordingly, in this section, we address several changes to security-related PHP functions in PHP 8. The changed functions affected include the following:
In addition, there was a change in how PHP 8 treats any functions defined in the
php.ini file using the
disable_functions directive. Let's have a look at this directive to begin with.
Understanding changes in disabled functions handling
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