Hacks by URL: Devastating and Criminally Simple

A short 1-hour webinar training session

Hacks by URL: Devastating and Criminally Simple

  • Subtle dangers of the humble URL
  • Why hackers gravitate towards File Upload features
  • Exploitation of Server-side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities
  • An appreciation of the exploitation potential of URLs
  • How to avoid these hacks

Thursday 16th April – 11am or 3pm

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Thursday 16th April – 11am or 3pm
Hosted by Nick Blundell, Head of Research & Development at AppCheck

Handling file uploads and processing URLs should be easy, right? Well, it turns out there are many things that can go wrong, in lots of different ways, and at many levels (e.g. an application, a framework, the web browser, a proxy server). We explore through example how assumptions and subtle mishandling of URLs and files can lead to various high severity OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities.

In this webinar we will build an understanding of these vulnerabilities that spares no detail whilst being accessible also at a non-technical level.

Nick Blundell - Head of Research & Development

Nick is is an expert in the field with 10 + years pen testing experience and now heads up AppCheck’s Research & Development programme.
He presented this popular session at the Digital Transformation Expo and the Cloud & Cyber Security Expo with overwhelming success,