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
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.
Jethro is a Hackers coreteam member and a Year 1 Computer Science undergraduate, who hacks all things hackable.
Cross Site Scripting
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?
Wang Leng is a Year 2 Computer Science undergraduate with a focus area in computer security.
The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.