DC305: Cross-site Scripting Attack (XSS) Introduction

Hosted by DEFCON Group | Miami

Public group

This is a past event

32 people went

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• What we'll do
During this meetup we will be going over the techniques and concepts that go into XSS. For those that find it difficult to make it to the meetup we will be posting a link for live streaming.

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of computer security vulnerability typically found in web applications. XSS enables attackers to inject client-side scripts into web pages viewed by other users. A cross-site scripting vulnerability may be used by attackers to bypass access controls such as the same-origin policy. Cross-site scripting carried out on websites accounted for roughly 84% of all security vulnerabilities documented by Symantec as of 2007.[1] Bug bounty company HackerOne in 2017 reported that XSS is still a major threat vector. XSS effects vary in range from petty nuisance to significant security risk, depending on the sensitivity of the data handled by the vulnerable site and the nature of any security mitigation implemented by the site's owner.

Tentative Agenda

6:00 – 6:30 pm Refreshments/Networking

6:30 – 6:45 pm Welcome and Introductions

6:45 – 8:15 pm Main Talk/Demonstration

8:15 – 8:30 pm Closing Remarks

Free to attend! Bring a friend!

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Location and Parking Information

i2 Labs is located on the 14th Floor (Suite 1400) of the New World Tower located at 100 North Biscayne Blvd. Miami, Florida 33132.

City Parking is available directly across the street from New World Tower, at Bayside Market Place and various garages within walking distance to the building. Rates Change based on events at Bayside but the normal rate is $7.00 per hour. There’s also parking available at Bayside itself. College Station Parking Garage is located at 190 NE 3rd Street Miami, FL 33132 and charge $8 for the first two hours and $4 for each additional hour with a daily max of $16.

Public Transportation
Metro-Mover Stop: Bay Front Park
Map: https://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/metromover-map.pdf

• What to bring
To get the most out of this meetup bring a laptop

• Important to know