HTML5 & JavaScript Security

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Information about HTML5 & JavaScript Security

Published on March 12, 2014

Author: source-code-analysis



JavaScript controls our lives. We use it to zoom in and out of a map, to automatically schedule doctor appointments and to play online games. But have we ever properly considered the security state of this scripting language?

Before dismissing the (in)security posture of JavaScript on the grounds of a client-side problem, consider the impact of JavaScript vulnerability exploitation to the enterprise: from stealing server-side data to infecting users with malware. Hackers are beginning to recognize this new playground and are quickly adding JavaScript exploitation tools to their Web attack arsenal.

In this talk we explore the vulnerabilities behind Javascript, including:

- A new class of vulnerabilities unique only to JavaScript

- Vulnerabilities in 3rd-party platforms which are exploited through JavaScript code

- HTML5 is considered the NG-Javascript. In turn, HTML5 introduces a new set of vulnerabilities

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