Monday, September 29, 2008
New CSRF paper with vulnerability disclosure
Ed Felten and Bill Zeller recently released a very well-written paper about Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF), including some real-world vulnerability examples from ING Direct, YouTube, MetaFilter, and The New York Times. As you all know so well, CSRF vulnerabilities are easy find when you just decide to look on basically any website. Don't expect any ground breaking research per-say, but the papers content is really helpful to those unfamiliar with CSRF (and that's still a lot people - especially developers). Ed and Bill also did some work on a potential client-side solution, like LocalRodeo I think, which I hope to find time to investigate further. We need as many smart people as we can trying to solve this problem in creative ways. CSRF certainly isn't going to go away anytime soon.