Liberty has no price, neither do private life.
Privacy mattersEven if you think you have nothing to hide, you do.
Your health, finances, legal issues, photos, passwords, phone number, postal address, etc.
What if a criminals gets its hands on any of that ?
Open source: Linus's Law
Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow
The more people can see and test a set of code, the more likely any flaws will be caught and fixed quickly.
It also prevent bugs from being only noticed by attackers
Decentralisation: Security by design
Thanks to distributed architecture, we:
- reduce global indisponibility of the service
- shorten the range of attack on datas
Ruby on Rails
All mainstream security problems are already handled.
Usual problems like
SQL injection, CSRF, or XSS are taken care of out of the box.
Check out the official rubyonrails security guides to learn more.
TLS aka SSL
It means the connection is secured by encrypting the canal of communication bewteen your browser and the server.
Any form you fill is unreadable by those who could be trying to watch.