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Episode #342 - February 5th, 2013

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This episode is all about keeping your valuable gems under lock and key: gem signing, gem stockpiling, gem exploits! Also (and less thematic, but not less important) we have Homebrew testing, receiving e-mail with your app, and rails style guides.

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Anatomy of an Exploit Jump to Story

After two highly publicized security vulnerabilities involving YAML and Rails, Richard Schneeman — a ruby developer at Heroku — wrote up an explanation of how exploits happen, and how to report them. He also does a quick recap on how YAML works, how it creates Ruby Objects and how it was used as an attack vector before the vulnerabilities were patched.

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