Client-Side Attacks: The New Vulnerability

Matt Fisher, Hewlett-Packard

Historically, we have focused on server-side security vulnerabilities rather than their client-side counterparts. As cybercrime continues to evolve, the sophistication of client-side attacks is increasing and the severity of these vulnerabilities is growing. The advent of phishing and efforts to create botnet armies have exploded in recent years due to their profit potential. Client-side issues such as vulnerabilities in Web browsers and file corruption have become the facilitators, which make these attacks possible. Matt Fisher demonstrates examples in which client-side vulnerabilities have been leveraged for criminal gain. Matt walks through typical attack scenarios to help you better understand how these attacks succeed-and how you can combat them. He'll also peer into his crystal ball in an attempt to anticipate how such attacks will evolve in the future.

  • Vulnerabilities in Web browsers and how to combat them
  • Hacking client systems for criminal gain
  • Phishing scams and botnet armies on the attack

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