Tuesday Jun 9
14:20 –
Location: Effectenbeurszaal

Live hacking: Breaking into Your Web App

Open source modules are undoubtedly awesome. However, they also represent an undeniable and massive risk. You’re introducing someone else’s code into your system, often with little or no scrutiny. The wrong package can introduce severe vulnerabilities into your application, exposing your application and your user's data. This talk will use a sample application, Goof, which uses various vulnerable dependencies, which we will exploit as an attacker would. For each issue, we'll explain why it happened, show its impact, and – most importantly – see how to avoid or fix it. We'll live hack exploits like the classic struts vulnerability that recently made it famous, along with Spring Break and several others.

What will the audience learn from this talk?

  • That security is important. Not only for your own code, but also the frameworks and libraries you depend on.
  • What might happen when using outdated libraries with know vulnerabilities

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 200

Brian Vermeer
Developer Advocate & Software Engineer at Snyk
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