Forum: Ruby on Rails Rails is secure

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45f2a4a822953b6c615ad34180d0db6e?d=identicon&s=25 hawe (Guest)
on 2007-02-28 00:38
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I think many of us share the perception of Rails being a  "secure"
And that might well be true, because we need less code to get  things
done and
less code means a better overview of what's happening.
But though Rails seems to be safer, doesn't allow us to lean back.
There  has
been a security bug in Rails last year and even in Ruby.

In fact most of the security issues with web sites or  web
applications don't
necessarily stem from the programming language or framework we use,
but affect
web applications in general.

I've therefore started a new web site about Ruby  on  Rails - it's
about  the
technologies around Rails and it's about its security.

                      It's at

I kindly ask you to take a look at it, put a link on your blog and
tell others
to spread the word and make Ruby on Rails THE secure framework.
In the next few months I will address the secure configuration of web
how to securely set up MySQL, Rails and Subversion. Also  the  common
such as  SQL injection, Cross Site Scripting and many more, will be
as well as its countermeasures.

Best regards,
  Heiko Webers
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