LAS VEGAS—The Electron development platform is a key part of many applications, thanks to its cross platform capabilities. Based on JavaScript and Node.js, Electron has been used to create client applications for Internet communications tools including Skype, WhatsApp, and Slack and even Microsoft Visual Studio Code development tool. But Electron can also pose a significant security risk because of how easily Electron based applications can be modified without triggering warnings. At the BSides...

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