Visible to the public Surviving the Web: A Journey into Web Session Security

TitleSurviving the Web: A Journey into Web Session Security
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsCalzavara, Stefano, Focardi, Riccardo, Squarcina, Marco, Tempesta, Mauro
Conference NameCompanion Proceedings of the The Web Conference 2018
PublisherInternational World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee
ISBN Number978-1-4503-5640-4
Keywordsbrowser security, compositionality, HTTP cookies, Human Behavior, Metrics, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Web attacks, web defenses, web sessions
AbstractWe survey the most common attacks against web sessions, i.e., attacks which target honest web browser users establishing an authenticated session with a trusted web application. We then review existing security solutions which prevent or mitigate the different attacks, by evaluating them along four different axes: protection, usability, compatibility and ease of deployment. Based on this survey, we identify five guidelines that, to different extents, have been taken into account by the designers of the different proposals we reviewed. We believe that these guidelines can be helpful for the development of innovative solutions approaching web security in a more systematic and comprehensive way.
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