Computer science: PHP: the register_globals phenomenon
Self-tutoring about PHP: the tutor looks into the hazard of register_globals.
In PHP, register_globals, when set to 1 (or on), could allow variables to be created and set from within web requests. In particular, if a variable was uninitialized in a function on the server, it could be initialized with a compromising value from a request.
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For specific purposes, register_globals offered a useful and interesting option. However, its inherent security risk led to its removal from PHP.
Source:Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.