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A fun code analysis.
What's the worst that could happen if your app has a dependency on a malicious gem? How easy would it be to write a gem that could compromise a box?
Much of the Ruby community blindly trusts our gems. This talk will make you second guess that trust. It will also show you how to vet gems that you do choose to use.
There are four malicious gems I will be presenting:
My talk will increase awareness that these sort of gems can exist in the wild, show how easy it is for anyone to build malicious gems, and give easy techniques for identifying these gems.
20th–22nd February 2013