Earlier this week, a serious advisory was posted to the Ruby on Rails security discussion list. Unknown hacker groups had found a way to exploit the web framework and threatened to release the vulnerabilities to the public. To many Rails experts, this was one of the worst security breaches in the history of Rails. Luckily, they quickly provided a series of patches that would secure any web app running on the framework.
Since Appboy’s platform is built on Rails, we updated all of our services to fix the vulnerability the same day we learned about the problem. During this process, our platform experienced no downtime and clients were able to use our dashboard as normal.
Appboy is fully secure and our clients’ data is safe.
Rest assured that we’ll continue monitoring Rails as well as other parts of our tech stack to ensure maximum protection against these events.