Some ARM-LP tips to be safe online…
Security By Design
Your obligation to your users is to make form spoofing extremely difficult. It’s vital that your contact form be designed to produce maximum security with minimal inconvenience.
- Some contact forms permit users to email multiple contacts. Avoid this.
Your user can only send a single email on the form. Permitting multiple contacts from the same form simply sends one email to many people. Where is the convenience in this?
- Your content management system has form design options. Use these with caution.
Form design plugins are amazing technologies. Coding for security, however, is not necessarily a top-of-mind consideration. Speak to your IT expert to assess whether additional PHP scripting should be added to make the form more secure.
Security By Obscurity
In other contexts, this should be avoided. In this discussion, however, security by obscurity simply means that your forms use a practical, unobtrusive security system to let the user simply fill out the form and move on.
Complexity can invite security breaches: inconvenience is something users will try to find a way to overcome, even if it makes them safer.