Los Angeles/2009 Meetings/April 15

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Topic: Cross Site Scripting, Exploits and Defenses

Speaker: David Campbell

David Campbel is an infosec veteran, with experience ranging from penetration testing for Fortune 100's to architecting security solutions for large multinational financials to consulting for government agencies. DC is presently chapter leader of OWASP Denver and is Principal Consultant at Electric Alchemy.


Abstract: Cross Site Scripting, Exploits and Defenses

For a long time, the impact of XSS vulnerabilities has been grossly underestimated. Recent compromises, such as the pro-Hillary defacement of Barack Obama's website, and a Viral XSS in Twitter demonstrated the impact of XSS vulnerabilities to the masses.

During this presentation, David Campbell will demonstrate exactly how effective XSS vulns can be, and show you what you can do to protect yourself and your sites.

This presentation was originally delivered to OWASP Colorado in May of 2008, and has been updated for this session.

Slide deck from May '08 talk