Part 1 is also on Vimeo: vimeo.com/43514587
Slides are on Speaker Deck: speakerdeck.com/u/jtdowney/p/cryptography-at-chicagoruby
Once the realm of shadowy government organizations, cryptography now permeates computing. Unfortunately it is difficult to get correct and most developers know just enough to be harmful for their project. Together we'll go through the basics of modern cryptography and where things can go horribly wrong.
* Cryptographic primatives
* Subtle flaws that can leave you insecure
* Why you should just use TLS/SSL and GPG instead
About the Presenter
John Downey is a Developer working at Braintree. He has contributed to many open source efforts including the Rubinius project. He tweets at @jtdowney and most of his code is up on github.com/jtdowney.
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