Advanced AJAX security

Monday, 24 December 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Billy Hoffman gave a talk on advanced AJAX security at the recent Google Web Toolkit (GWT) conference in San Francisco. Hoffman manages HP Security Labs, which was SPIDynamics until HP acquired it this year, along with Hoffman. He focuses on automated discovery of Web application vulnerabilities and Web crawling technologies.

His research includes areas such as sampling, JavaScript static analysis (automatic analysis of source code), and cross-site scripting (XSS) -- code injection by malicious Web users into Web pages viewed by other users. However, he did note that XSS isn't required for AJAX hacking; there's much lower-hanging fruit.

At ADT.

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