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Javascript is susceptible to all sorts of vulnerabilities, allowing bad actors to insert malicious code into Node applications and packages. Defensive programming combats these vulnerabilities, ensuring software continues to function in unanticipated circumstances. In this lesson, we will dive into common Node.js code vulnerabilities, their risks, and defensive coding techniques.

We’ll cover:

  • Risky functions and methods like eval() and exec()
  • The dangers of using the fs module
  • Regular expression vulnerabilities
  • Tips to secure your code

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