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Brakeman - Rails security analytics tool

Check your application for security flaws

Published Jun 18, 2012 in programming with tags: analysis audit rails security

Brakeman is a nice tool for static security analysis of RoR applications. It should help you discover security flaws in your applications like possible SQL injections, mass assignment problems and so on… Simply install the gem using

gem install brakeman

and run it with a nice html output inside your rails project directory:

brakeman -o brakeman.html

The html output provides a nicely formatted frontend with summary and detail reports concerning the tests done and possible security flaws. It even displays the correspondent source code lines.

Although it doesn’t give you complete safety, it’s a good start for finding some potential security holes. Definitively a tool worth trying.

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Skills - my latest project

Namics internal project - knowledge management

Published Jun 5, 2012 in projects