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Reversing Web Applications
Information gathering is not only the first step, but perhaps the most important repeated process within penetration testing.
How well a tester is capable of learning the characteristics and nuances of an application can make all the difference in
comprehensive testing and sophisticated attacks. Information gathering is far more than merely mapping an application.
This talk focuses on common pitfalls and misconceptions of information gathering, and how we can approach it better. Using
strategies from reverse engineering and forensics, we will learn the skills and tools needed to find evidence, grok what it
means, so that we can ensure ensure consistent & comprehensive understandings of how a site works. Specific things that will
be covered include: Anti-patterns, learning behaviors of an application, reading exceptions between the lines, finger printing a
website beyond HTTP headers, creating a working API for scripted attacking, and content discovery beyond throwing massive
wordlists at the wall.
Tools which support these tasks, and counter measures that make this more challenging will be discussed throughout the talk.
Mozilla Secure World: Simple Ways to Secure Your Website
MozSecWorld is a web security reference site. It can teach you simple ways that you can make your own websites more
secure. You'll learn through diagrams, explanations, and best of all, live demos! :) If you are a web developer, you might
find the open-source code for each demo helpful too.
OWASP Mobile Top 10 Risks
This presentation will feature the recently unveiled, official OWASP Mobile Top 10 Risks. As
many agree that mobile application security is in its infancy, this list is intended to help
developers and organizations prioritize their security efforts throughout the development
life cycle. Many of the same mistakes made over the past decade in other areas of application
security have managed to resurface in the mobile world. There have also been many new
security challenges introduced by mobile applications and platforms. Through the OWASP Mobile
Security Project, the primary goal is to enhance the visibility of mobile security risks just
as OWASP has successfully done for the web.
As the attack surface and threat landscape for mobile applications continues to rapidly evolve, arming developers with
the tools they need to succeed is essential. Each environment presents very unique and different risks to consider. Our
research and findings will be presented from a platform agnostic perspective.
policy. Currently, the XMLHttpRequest object in the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox now supports cross-domain
communications to a degree. HTML5 has also introduced a number of features including WebWorkers, cross-document
will also delve into the best practices of rendering and parsing JSON, the security woes surrounding WebGL, and the
state of creating and running a Node.js web server
WAFs - An Overview of Free Web Application Firewalls
Web application firewalls (WAFs) are an additional security layer that can help protect against 'some' common attacks as
from the OWASP top ten security risks list. By customizing the rules to your applications, many attacks can be identified
and thwarted. However, this requires significant effort with testing and maintaining application change control.
Participants will come away with the basics of web application firewalls, differences, best practices and learn some
common characteristics of using them.
You can find out more about this conference at the BASC homepage: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/2011_BASC_Homepage.
Conference Organizer: Jim Weiler