23C3 - 1.5

23rd Chaos Communication Congress
Who can you trust?

Speakers
Viktoria Polzer
Schedule
Day 2
Room Workshop Area
Start time 11:30
Duration 01:00
Info
ID 1745
Event type Workshop
Track Hacking
Language English
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Web Application Security

Find the Flaw, or Someone Else Will

Extensive information on web application security mistakes (and how to avoid them) has been available for quite a while. Yet many web applications still come with flaws that are often easy to find and exploit. The currently hyped AJAX will probably increase the number of buggy applications, since it invites programmers to entrust critical tasks like input validation and access control to the browser - thereby making it easy for malicious users to bypass these checks.

This talk will provide a short overview of how web applications work and then discuss the most common security flaws and attacks (e.g. SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting). It also presents methods and tools that can be used to test for these issues.