Ripley: Automatically Securing Web 2.0 Applications Through Replicated Execution
Proceedings of the Conference on Computer and Communications Security |
Published by Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
However, once a portion of the code is moved to the client, a malicious user can subvert the client side of the computation, jeopardizing the integrity of the server-side state. In this paper we propose Ripley, a system that uses replicated execution to automatically preserve the integrity of a distributed computation. Ripley replicates a copy of the client-side computation on the trusted server tier. Every client-side event is transferred to the replica of the client for execution. Ripley observes results of the computation, both as computed on the client-side and on the server side using the replica of the client-side code. Any discrepancy is flagged as a potential violation of computational integrity.
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