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Jun 1st, 2011

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Scottish Ruby Conference Videos Up.

The videos from this years Scottish Ruby Conference are up now at Confreaks .  As usual there’s loads of good content there, but interestingly some of my favourite talks of the ones I attended were the ones that didn’t directly deal with a specific aspect of ruby coding but were more general. There was this talk […]

Oct 25th, 2010

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Category: Penetration Testing
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Creating a Simple Vulnerability Database – Part 2

We left off last time having created a simple vulnerability database using Ruby on Rails. So the next piece of the puzzle is getting that data into Dradis. Luckily Dradis has a nice plugin system which is designed to ease the process of importing and exporting data from Dradis, so this isn’t too tricky. Creating […]

Oct 20th, 2010

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Category: Penetration Testing
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Creating a Simple Vulnerability Database – Part 1

One of the main tools that I’ve found useful in pen. testing is the Dradis Framework, it’s a good way of keeping track of findings and notes during a test and I’ve also found it’s template feature is good for keeping a list of things to remember during a test. One of the features available […]

Apr 1st, 2010

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Scottish Ruby Conference follow-up – 2 – Securing your app.

Most of the questions I got after my talk were around how people can look to secure their application. I mentioned a couple of sites and it’s probably worth expanding on the points made. Web Application Security For people looking to understand how to secure their web applications, in my opinion the best source of […]

Mar 31st, 2009

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Scotland on Rails – Web Application Security

It was the Scotland on Rails 2009 conference on Friday/Saturday of last week. A great couple of days with loads of interesting Ruby and Rails talks (I’m planning more of a recap once the videos are out) I presented on Web Application Security (slides here), which seemed to go down reasonably well. One of the […]

Mar 8th, 2009

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XSS in Rails Applications

I’m doing some research at the moment for a presentation I’m doing for the Scotland on Rails conference, later this month. As part of that I’ve been downloading some sample Rails applications to get an idea of common security issues that I can discuss. Interestingly on popular applications that I’ve downloaded so far, I’m 2 […]

Oct 24th, 2006

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Ruby on Rails Search Engine with Google Coop

Ever gone looking for some insight into your latest rails conundrum and ended up finding answers for the wrong language that mention ruby elsewhere in the page? I know I have. Here’s an interesting new beta project from google launched today, which allows you to create custom search engines which focus on a given topic […]

Oct 21st, 2006

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Handy Ruby Framework for scripting

SimpleConsole – Building Console Apps Interesting looking idea. I know that a lot of the work I do tends to revolve around writing little command-line scripts so anything that helps with that can only be a good thing

Sep 28th, 2006

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Learn something new… every 30 minutes

Re: (newbie) Why doesn’t this line work? Every time I work on my app. I feel like I learn something new about every 30 minutes… this time it was that the :confirm parameter on :link_to (which pops up a confirmation box when you click a link), is an HTML option and thus needs syntax like […]