Calling all security researchers! Submit your new 2010 Web Hacking Techniques
Update: Prize information
Each year the web security community produces a stunning amount of new hacking techniques documented in white papers, blog posts, magazine articles, mailing list emails, etc. Within the thousands of pages are the latest ways to attack websites, web browsers, web proxies, and so on. We are NOT talking about individual vulnerabilities with CVE numbers, nor any particular system compromise, but the actual new methods of Web-based attack. To keep track of all these discoveries and encourage information sharing, the Top Web Hacking Techniques acts as both a centralized knowledge base and a way to recognize researchers who contribute excellent work.
The selection process for 2010 will be a little different. Last year in 2009, where over 80 new attack techniques were recorded, the winners were selected solely by a panel of panel of distinguished security experts. This year we'd like you, the Web security community, to have the opportunity to vote for your favorite research. From the voting results the most popular 15 entries will be those judged by our panel of experts on the basis of novelty, impact, and overall pervasiveness to decide the Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of 2010. Researchers topping the 2010 list may expect to receive praise amongst their peers as have those in past years (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009). Right now I’m working on a really cool set of prizes for #1.
Then at IT-Defense 2011 (Feb.) it will be my great honor to introduce each of the top ten during my “Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of the Year (2011)” presentations. Each technique will be described in technical detail for how they function, what they can do, to whom, and how best to defend against them. The audience will get an opportunity to better understand the newest Web-based attacks believed most likely to be used against us in the future.
To make all this happen we are going to need a lot of help from the community. At the bottom of this post will be the living master list of everything recorded. If anything is missing please comment containing the link to the research. Or maybe you think something should not be on the list. That's cool, but please explain why. While clearly not every technique is as powerful as another, please make every effort to include them anyway. Nothing should be considered too insignificant. Sometimes several issues can be combined for amazingly effective techniques.
Autographed copies by the authors of "Hacking: The Next Generation", "Hacking Exposed Web Applications 3rd Ed", "24 Deadly Sins of Software Security", "XSS Attacks: Cross Site Scripting Exploits and Defense", "Foundations of Security", "Hacking Web Services", "Web 2.0 Security", "Web Application Obfuscation", "Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks", "ModSecurity Handbook", "Apache Security", "The Web Application Hacker's Handbook", "SQL Injection Attacks and Defenses", "Detecting Malice", and "Web Security Testing Cookbook."
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