[Owasp-chicago] December meeting announcement

cory at crazypenguin.com cory at crazypenguin.com
Thu Nov 15 13:11:37 EST 2007

The next Quarterly Chicago OWASP Chapter meeting will take place on December 12th, 2007 at 6pm CDT.     

We hope to see you at the ABN AMRO Plaza at 540 W. Madison, Downtown
Chicago, 23rd floor. Please RSVP to jason{AT}wittys.com by Monday
12/10/2007 if you plan to attend. Your name will need to be entered
into the building's security system in order to gain access to the


6:00 Refreshments and Networking>
6:30 Vulnerabilities in Web 2.0 - Alex Stamos, Principal at iSEC Partners
plus a bonus brief on iSEC's research into '''Vulnerabilities in Forensics Software
8:00 Social gathering at Nine, holiday drinks

Presentation abstract:

The Internet industry is currently riding a new wave of investor and consumer
excitement, much of which is built upon the promise of Web 2.0 technologies 
giving us faster, more exciting, and more useful web applications. One of the
fundamental Web 2.0 is known as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), which is
an amalgam of techniques developers can use to give their applications the level
of interactivity of client-side software with the platform-independence of JavaScript.

Unfortunately, there is a dark side to this new technology that has not been properly 
explored. The tighter integration of client and server code, as well as the invention
of much richer downstream protocols that are parsed by the web browser, has created 
new attacks as well as made classic web application attacks more difficult to prevent.

We will discuss XSS, Cross-Site Request Forgery (XSRF), parameter tampering, and object
serialization attacks in AJAX applications, and will discuss our open source AJAX-based
XSRF attack framework. We will also be discussing a security analysis of several popular
AJAX frameworks, including Microsoft Atlas, Prototype, Java DWR, Dojo, and SAJAX.

The talk will include live demos against vulnerable web applications, and will be
appropriate for attendees with a basic understanding of HTML and JavaScript.

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