Los Angeles/2010 Meetings/July 21

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Topic: How I Met Your Girlfriend: Entirely New Classes of Web Attacks

Speaker: Samy Kamkar

Samy Kamkar is best known for the Samy worm, the first XSS worm, infecting over one million users on MySpace in less than 24 hours. A co-founder of Fonality, Inc., an IP PBX company, Samy previously led the development of all top-level domain name server software and systems for Global Domains International (.ws), and worked for Penn State University developing AI-based psychometric personality assessment software.

In the past 10 years, Samy has focused on evolutionary and genetic algorithmic software development, Voice over IP software development, automated security and vulnerability research in network security, reverse engineering, and network gaming. When not strapped behind the Matrix, Samy can be found stunt driving, getting involved in local community service projects, and continuing his focus on staying out of jail.

Abstract: How I Met Your Girlfriend: Entirely New Classes of Web Attacks

This includes using HTML5 client-side XSS (without XSS hitting the server!), and my newly discovered attacks on PHP session hijacking and random numbers (accurately guessing PHP session cookies), browser protocol confusion (turning a browser into an SMTP server), firewall and NAT penetration via Javascript (turning your router against you), remote iPhone Google Maps hijacking (iPhone penetration combined with HTTP man-in-the-middle), extracting extremely accurate geolocation information from a web browser (not using IP geolocation), and more.