Session

The Madness of Ajax

Andrew van der Stock, OWASP Guide Project Lead, OWASP

Track: Security
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: F150

In ancient Greek mythology, Ajax was a fierce warrior, second only to Achilles in strength and reputation. Towards the end, he occasionally went mad and by some accounts, killed himself in remorse after killing some sheep he mistook for the enemy.

In this presentation, you will learn about the terrible dark security secrets present in most Ajax applications. As Ajax was developed without security in mind, almost every current toolkit and application makes the same few basic mistakes.

All is not lost: we can secure anything given enough time and money. The presentation provides you with robust Ajax security patterns you need to know if you are to prevent your Ajax-enabled applications from stumbling across a nervous flock of sheep.