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Thursday, March 31 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Node.js Highway: Attacks Are At Full Throttle

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Node.js is the drive-and-go language and its popularity is soaring. Five years after its debut, and the language’s framework boasts more 2M downloads a month.
Before accelerating too quickly, it is important to understand the power – and corresponding mishaps – of this language.

In this talk, we demonstrate new attack techniques against applications built on top of the Node.js language.

Attacks include:
• Application-layer DDoS attacks. Bringing a server to its knees with just 4(!) requests.
• Password exposure attacks. Leveraging the “Forgot My Password” feature of applications in order to reveal the passwords of all the application’s users
• Business logic attacks. Running malicious code on all machines of users of the applications when exploiting a weak business feature

Speakers
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Joshua S. Clark

Joshua S. Clark, CISSP, Solutions Architect at CheckmarxJoshua has over 10 years of experience in information security and application development in multiple industries such as high-tech, banking, healthcare, insurance, telecom, utilities, and government. Prior to joining Checkmarx... Read More →


Thursday March 31, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
High Tech Hall