Let me show you how React applications get hacked in the real-world

by | Feb 12, 2022 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2022

Liran Tal is a software developer, and a GitHub Star, world-recognized for his activism in open source communities and advancing web and Node.js security. He engages in security research through his work in the OpenJS Foundation and the Node.js ecosystem security working group, and further promotes open-source supply chain security as an OWASP project lead. Liran is also a published author of Essential Node.js Security and O’Reilly’s Serverless Security. At Snyk, he is leading the developer advocacy team and on a mission to empower developers with better dev-first security.

Modern frontend frameworks like React are well thought of in their application security design and that’s great.

However, there is still plenty of room for developers to make mistakes and use insecure APIs, vulnerable components, or generally do the wrong thing that turns user input into a Cross-site Scripting vulnerability (XSS).

Let me show you how React applications get hacked in the real-world.