Gem install: What could go wrong?

The open source gem ecosystem is a major strength of Ruby and it’s not uncommon for a production Rails application to depend upon hundreds of gems. But what are the risks of installing a gem and having it in your Gemfile?

In this talk, we’ll cover what “bad things” can actually happen when you install a gem. We’ll also talk about the ways of preventing these attacks from occurring in your application dependencies (so you can sleep well at night).

RailsConf 2022