Saturday 16th looks good, so unless there are any objections on that
day from 1300 I'll be running a workshop on the basics of web
application hacking. Could someone with access add it to the calendar?
Who is the workshop for?
* Focused on complete beginners initially
* If you're already a web app hacking ninja and don't like teaching
others you'll be bored
* No prerequisite knowledge required
* All hacking will be performed on specially built test machines owned by me
* No one will be encouraged to attack real sites, this is for
education and fun, not so you can get yourself arrested under the CMA
and blame me.
What you'll get out of it
* Knowing how various web based attacks work will help protect you
whilst surfing on the Internet
* Allow you to test your own sites for common security weaknesses
* Hopefully it'll be fun
Equipment Requirements, you will need...
* A laptop which can access the space's wireless
* I do have a spare laptop and a spare notebook which you may borrow
if you don't have a portable computer, though let me know in advance
of the day
* The sun/oracle java runtime environment (that's sun-java6-jre for apt users)
Please reply and let me know your skill level if you think you'll
attend so I can get an idea of numbers and ability.
I've added that to the calendar.
Could you put the details on the 'events' bit of the wiki homepage?
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> Please reply and let me know your skill level if you think you'll
> attend so I can get an idea of numbers and ability.
I'd like to come. I write web apps and have some general knowledge
about common attack vectors, but have never actually attempted to
crack into a site using any specific techniques (except by accident).
As a side note, there was some talk previously about doing some
testing using the One Click Orgs app as a target. We've released 1.0
now, and definitely still up for this (probably for a future
Thanks for organising this!