OWASP Israel March 2015

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Our first meeting in 2015 for the Israel chapter of OWASP took place on March 30, at 17:00, at NCR's office, in Raanana, 9 Dafna St.

Attendance is free, but registration is required: https://owasp-israel-march-2015.eventbrite.com . Over 120 people attended.


17:00 – 17:30
Gathering, food, and drinks (KOSHER)

17:30 – 17:40
Opening note

17:40 – 18:20
Collateral DDoS
Ido Leibovich, Imperva (download presentation)

Application Layer DDoS attacks are well known and well-studied for many years, with numerous attack vectors varying in their origin and in their methods, but sharing the basic objective to deprave the ability of the target application to serve its clients. In this session we will present a very unique DDoS attack that we stumbled upon when monitoring web traffic, whose targets are innocent applications, which seem to be chosen at random. We will show how DNS corruption operations allegedly made as part of the so-called “Great Firewall of China”, the well-known censorship system of Chinese authorities, with the peer-to-peer unmanaged nature of the BitTorrent ecosystem, result in massive and synchronized HTTP traffic targeted to arbitrary victim applications, and in highly effective DDoS attack on these applications. We will show how this attack looks like from the victim side, including the timeline and the volume of the attack traffic. We will also isolate the parts of the BitTorrent protocol that make it prone to become the ground for such attacks.

18:20 – 19:10
Transcending From Digital to Physical
Yaniv Simsolo, Palantir Security (download presentation)

The next generation of attacks aimed at the physical realm, can be attained using the digital realm. The origins of hacking were aimed at the physical, long since have been replaced with money gaining hacks, are back with us. Since the Moore’s Law is becoming invalid, hackers possess greater abilities than ever. Re-aiming the guns towards the physical realm is highly lucrative. We will discuss and demonstrate attack vectors on the digital realm aimed at the physical realm.

19:10 – 19:30
Coffee break

19:30 – 20:15
Shell over what ?! Naughty CDN manipulations
Roee Cnaan, Cipher Security (download presentation)

In this talk, Roee will introduce the unique concept of carrying malicious traffic over Content Distribution Networks and de-facto whitening and hiding it by using CDN native features.