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Stopping Attacks in a Web 2.0 World



In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2007, Jeff Williams addressed two major security holes threatening the world of Web 2.0 applications: Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and Advanced Cross Site Scripting ((XSS). After explaining the threats and how they work, Jeff presented the countermeasures to be taken in order to avoid them.


Jeff Williams is the founder and CEO of Aspect Security and serves as the volunteer Chair of the Open Web Application Security Project, a free and open source organization dedicated to finding and fighting the causes of insecure software. Jeff has been writing code for 25 years, speaks frequently on application security, and has published numerous papers on practical risk and assurance techniques.

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Jan 30, 2009