Hack in the Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf) – Malaysia 2011: Report #2 – Discussions About Web 2.0 Application Attacks and Web Threats

Day two of the 2011 Hack in the Box Security Conference closed as quickly as it started. zveloLABS™ has absorbed invaluable information about web threats that parallel the ongoing innovations of today’s Internet. The previous day’s discussions into traditional attacks against Web 1.0 applications have provided a foundation for today’s discussions on the gravity and severity of similar threats executed in the context of the Web 2.0 paradigm. In simple terms, most of the established web threats continue to persist in technologies such as AJAX, HTML5 and Silverlight, though often in a more subtle form. The difference is that now they are deployed in a much more sophisticated manner, while remaining equally threatening.