Ninja Developer Talk at Louisville Metro Infosec Conference

I recently attended, and spoke, at the Louisville Metro Infosec Conference (http://louisvilleinfosec.com/) in Kentucky.  The organizers did an excellent job putting this event together and I really enjoyed my time there.   My presentation was titled “Ninja Developers” and was focused on tools that developers can use to help them test for security vulnerabilities in their …

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DerbyCon Wrap Up

Its a wrap!  DerbyCon has ended for the Secure Ideas crew and we are all headed home.  While a few team members are flying out, the rest of us are driving back to Jacksonville, FL.  With 6 hours left on this trip, what better time to talk about DerbyCon.  First, let me say that the …

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DerbyCon Bound

So the Secure Ideas staff is pretty excited to be headed to DerbyCon even though Jason is the only one smart enough to fly there. (James, Kevin, Tony and Nolan are driving the 13 hours from Jacksonville) This is the second year that Secure Ideas has sponsored the conference and the first where the entire consulting staff …

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ViewState XSS: What’s the Deal?

As penetration testers, there are many different technologies that we have to be familiar with.  The more we know and understand about a given technology, the better our test will be for our customers.  ASP.Net is no exception.  A recent post “ViewState XSS: What’s the Deal?” found at (http://www.jardinesoftware.net/2012/09/17/viewstate-xss-whats-the-deal/) provides good insight into an attack …

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Testing ASP.Net WebForms: Request Method Validation

As a professional penetration tester, there are many features of an application that are similar across all languages.  Unfortunately, just understanding general web concepts is not enough to fully test an application.  This is due to the fact that each language, framework and implementation is different.  They all have their own unique features that are …

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