Black Hat LogoThe founders of the Black Hat conference, the best computer security conference in the world, will be hosting a free webcast. The webcast, Attacking with HTML5, will be held on December 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM EST. You can register for the Black Hat webcast here.

Black Hat has been hosting security webcasts since July 2008. The Black Hat webcasts are a regular series of live web events focusing on what’s hot in Information Security. Each month, they bring together Black Hat speakers, independent researchers and leading experts to discuss relevant topics in security, and give you a chance to ask questions live. You can see a list of all the previously recorded Black Hat webcasts here.

Attacking With HTML5 Description

HTML5 is a set of powerful features aimed at moving the web applications closer to existing desktop applications in terms of user experience and features. HTML5 is not the technology of the future as many believe; it is available right now in almost all modern browsers. Though the widespread use of HTML5 by websites is still a few years away, the abuse of these features is already possible.

Web developers and users assume that just because their site does not implement any HTML5 features that they are unaffected. A large section of the internet community believes that HTML5 is only about stunning graphics and video streaming. This talk will show how these assumptions are completely contrary to reality.

This presentation will show how existing ‘HTML4’ sites can be attacked using HTML5 features in a number of interesting ways. Then we look at how it is possible to use the browser to perform attacks that were once thought to require code execution outside the sandbox. Finally, they will look at an attack where the attacker is not interested in the victim’s data or a shell on the machine, but is instead after something that might perhaps even be legal to steal.

Special Offer for Black Hat DC 2011

If you register for the free webcast, you will receive $250 off of a new registration to the Black Hat DC 2011 Briefings (Training classes are excluded). When you register for the webcast you will receive a discount code in your confirmation email to use when registering for the Black Hat DC 2011 Briefings.

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