Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 11th International Conference, SecureComm 2015, Dallas, TX, USA, October 26-29, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Why Web Servers Should Fear Their Clients

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-28865-9_22,
        author={Juan Rodriguez and Joachim Posegga},
        title={Why Web Servers Should Fear Their Clients},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 11th International Conference, SecureComm 2015, Dallas, TX, USA, October 26-29, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={SECURECOMM},
        year={2016},
        month={2},
        keywords={Denial of Service Browser security Web security HTML5 security},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-28865-9_22}
    }
    
  • Juan Rodriguez
    Joachim Posegga
    Year: 2016
    Why Web Servers Should Fear Their Clients
    SECURECOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28865-9_22
Juan Rodriguez1,*, Joachim Posegga1,*
  • 1: University of Passau
*Contact email: dp@sec.uni-passau.de, jp@sec.uni-passau.de

Abstract

This paper considers exploiting browsers for attacking Web servers. We demonstrate the generation of HTTP traffic to third-party domains without the user’s knowledge, that can be used e.g. for Denial of Service attacks.