"More and more Web worms are using AJAX to comb through sites, find new targets, and spread themselves," Hoffman said. "The rise of Web malware using AJAX is a big trend and the sophistication of these attacks is also increasing; AJAX is being combined with Flash in some instances for attacks that use the strength of each to deliver their payloads; we're seeing hybrid uses of multiple technologies."
By making his gadget public, Hoffman said he hopes more IT security executives will get the message about locking down their Web sites, which he admits is a very tough job. For its part, SPI markets penetration testing tools used by businesses to ferret out security issues from their online sites and applications.
Other noteworthy sessions planned for the sold-out event include talks on the positive impacts of enterprise security breaches, a hacker based in Iraq, vulnerabilities in Windows Mobile, and the overall security of radio frequency devices.