More and more Web sites are being rewritten as Ajax applications and traditional desktop software is rapidly moving to the Web via Ajax. But, often, this transition is being made with reckless disregard for security. Ajax developers desperately need guidance on securing their applications. Billy Hoffman, co-author of Ajax Security, joins Phil and Scott to discuss the book.
Billy talks about Ajax in general and reviews some of the specific security issues most likely to occur. He also gives a number of examples of where security is likely to be a problem.
Billy Hoffman is the Manager of HP Security Labs at Hewlett-Packard, where he focuses on automated discovery of Web application vulnerabilities and crawling technologies. His work has been featured in Wired and Make magazines, and on Slashdot and G4TechTV, among others. Billy is a regular speaker at security and development conferences such as RSA, Black Hat, and AJAX World. Billy is also the author of Ajax Security (Addison-Wesley), published December 2007.
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