25 Sep '12, 8am

Do you do it outside in or inside out? vulnerability testing code

We’ve been using Brakeman to do vulnerability scanning as part of our Continuous Integration (CI if you’re into dropping acronyms) process for a few months now. Running Brakeman as part of CI means that this is something that runs every time one of our developers makes an update to a project. So plenty. Brakeman is an open source vulnerability scanner specifically designed for Ruby on Rails. It analyses code to detect possible security issues with an application. Basically, there is this big list of possible ways an app can be compromised, and vulnerability checkers run through these. Different tools use different lists. There are two approaches you can take to “probe” an application for vulnerabilities: A. vulnerability scanning from the outside. These run from another server, and check your target site. They spider through the site finding pages, and then run various che...

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