Yesterday I did the presentation about cryptography using Zend Framework 2 at ZendCon 2012. I presented the Zend\Crypt component and some use cases to store a user’s password in a secure way (using bcrypt), how to encrypt sensitive data using the BlockCipher component (encryption + authentication), how to use public key cryptography (using the RSA algorithm) and so on.
I received many good questions from the audience and the interest about the cryptography topics seems to grow in the PHP community. I think this is a good signal for the community because as PHP developers we need to use the best practices of cryptography in order to protect our application. Even the new password hashing API of the next PHP 5.5 is a good news for PHP folks.
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