Friday Hacks #126, February 3

Posted on by Ramu

Hey folks, welcome back from the CNY break! Come join us this Friday to learn about computer security and collaborative tools! We will have Jethro Kuan sharing about collaborative text editing and Wang Leng sharing about cross site scripting. Read on to know more.

Facebook event here

Date/Time: Friday, February 3 at 6:30pm
Venue: SR3, Town Plaza, University Town, NUS
Free pizza is served before the talks.

Realtime Collaboration: A Brief History

Talk Description:

We’ll walk through the process and difficulties of creating a collaborative text editor. Several problematic solutions will be presented, followed by a brief overview of the current state-of-the-art tools.

Speaker Profile

Jethro is a Hackers coreteam member and a Year 1 Computer Science undergraduate, who hacks all things hackable.

Cross Site Scripting

Talk Description:

An innocent looking textbox/URL can become a tool for a malicious attacker.

What is a XSS (cross site scripting) attack and how is it executed? What are the potential dangers and what can be done to prevent such an attack?

Speaker Profile

Wang Leng is a Year 2 Computer Science undergraduate with a focus area in computer security.

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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