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Perl is used for an incredibly wide range of tasks, from system administration, airport boarding passes, web sites, and interfacing with virtual worlds. However like many languages, developers are often unaware of the security pitfalls that may exist, or know that “security is important,” but not know what to do about it.
In this tutorial, we will cover:
Attendees will finish this tutorial with an improved knowledge of Perl’s unique security features and pitfalls, and the skills needed to identify these in their own code and that of others.
Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at conferences and user-groups throughout Australia, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics.