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Application Security Weekly (Audio)

Jan 25, 2022

It is hard, if not impossible, to secure something you don’t know exists. While security professionals spend countless hours on complex yet interesting issues that *may* be exploitable in the future, basic attacks are occurring every day against flaws in code that receives little review. For example, a “dated trend” by effective yet lazy hackers is to search for APIs unknown by security teams, coined “Shadow APIs”, then connect to these APIs and extract data. SQL Injection used to be the hack of choice, as a few simple SQL commands would either mean pay dirt or “move on to the next target”. Now the same can be said for Shadow API: Find, Connect, Extract. Himanshu will discuss one of many methods that are used in the wild to target Shadow APIs and export large volumes of data with a few clicks of a button or a few lines of code in Python. In the AppSec News, Safari fixes a privacy leak in IndexedDB, integer arithmetic flaw leads to Linux kernel bug, a look back on Zoom security, SSRF from an URL allow list bypass, a security engineering course and lectures, 25 years of HTTP/1.1


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