[erlang-questions] Erlang web applications + security

Mon Oct 9 18:47:55 CEST 2017

Thanks all,

This is really helpful.

These seem like tasks that invite "re-inventing the wheel" redundant effort. Anyone aware of scripts, Ansible playbooks, step-by-step checklists, etc. to help make the process more efficient and secure?


-----Original Message-----
From: "Yu-ri Gordon" <yuri.cho@REDACTED>
Sent: Monday, October 9, 2017 12:30pm
To: "Leandro David Cacciagioni" <leandro.21.2008@REDACTED>
Cc: "Lloyd R. Prentice" <lloyd@REDACTED>, erlang-questions@REDACTED
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Erlang web applications + security

from the OWASP list some of the high level tasks you will need to do:

setting proper response headers ( cross origin, strict https, etc)
input validation ( for cross site scripting)
file upload scanning for viruses, etc
securing authentication ( appropriate token policies, account lock against
brute force attacks)
update configs to remove server details from exposed via headers ( e.g.

you can run a vulnerability scan using tools like burp, zap to scan for
holes in your web app

On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 1:27 PM, Leandro David Cacciagioni <
leandro.21.2008@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi Lloyd,
> I would say that for any web app (Not only in erlang) you must start at
> least for securing the issues named in the OWASP 10 (
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project) that will
> gonna give you a good coverage for the most basic and common sec issues in
> the world wide web of today.
> Thanks,
> Leandro.-
> On Oct 7, 2017 09:02, "Lloyd R. Prentice" <lloyd@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> When I put an Erlang web application on line, what security issues do I
>> need to address and what are recommended best practices to address them?
>> Thanks,
>> LRP
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