Dev and Blind - Attacking the weakest Link in IT Security
by Mario Heiderich, Security Researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum on Nov 29, 2010
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The developer is an easy and valuable target for malicious minds. The reasons for that are numerous and hard to come by. This talk delivers examples, proof, discussion and awkward moments in a pretty ...
The developer is an easy and valuable target for malicious minds. The reasons for that are numerous and hard to come by. This talk delivers examples, proof, discussion and awkward moments in a pretty special way.
Everybody hates developers – especially web developers. And why not? The cracks and crevices of their APIs and implementations are the reason that vulnerabilities in web applications are still a widespread issue – and will continue to be in the foreseeable future.
Bashing and blaming them for their wrongdoings is fun – boy, they are stupid in their mistakes! But has anyone ever dared to have an open on stage battle with an actual developer?
And who of the developers dares to face their collective nemesis – the attacker? Can there be life where matter and anti-matter collide? We will know about this soon – because this is what this talk is going to be about. Developer versus attacker – vulnerability versus defense. Be prepared for swearing, violence and people leaving the stage prematurely in tears.
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