Friday Hacks #111, April 1

Posted on by Varun

It’s going to be an epic security themed Friday this week. There will be two talks followed by a Q/A with Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat & DEF CON!

Facebook event:

Date/Time: Friday, April 1 at 6:30pm
Venue: Seminar Room 3, Town Plaza, University Town
Free pizza is served before the talks.

Talk 1: The ABCs of XSS.

Talk Description:

Cross-site scripting is a very common computer security vulnerability usually found in web applications. XSS is a form of injection attack where it allows attackers to inject client-side scripts into web pages viewed by victims.

There are many different types of XSS, and although the common ones are known to many, there are variants which are less known. Quan Yang will be sharing about the different types of XSS, the common ones and the lesser known ones, along with many real-life examples of them.

Speaker Profile

Quan Yang is a year 3 Computer Science undergraduate at NUS, and is a co-founder of NUS Greyhats, the special interest group for Information Security in NUS.

Talk 2: Just Hacker things with Jayson

Talk Description:

Instead of a usual talk where Jayson stands up and talks at you, this will be an open discussion. He will share several stories of his travels & exploits but mostly will be there to answer questions about hacking, blue team, red team and DEF CON Groups! So come with questions and expect a few answers and a lot of great hugs! 😉

Speaker Profile

Jayson E. Street is an Author of Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network from Syngress. Also Creator of He has also spoken at DEFCON, DerbyCon, UCON and at several other ’CONs and colleges on a variety of information security subjects. His life story can be found on Google under “Jayson E. Street”. He is a highly carbonated speaker who has partaken of pizza from Beijing to Brazil. He does not expect anybody to still be reading this far, but if they are please note he was chosen as one of Time’s persons of the year for 2006

Talk 3: Q&A with Jeff Moss

Jeff Moss has spent the last 17 years as founder and director of Black Hat and DefCon, two of the most important security conferences in the world. Moss speaks frequently before a wide range of audiences on the topic of computer and information security. In 2009 Moss was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. Moss is uniquely qualified with his ability to bridge the gap between the underground researcher community and law enforcement, between the worlds of pure research and responsible application.

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