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GatorLUG Meeting | MapZap Project, Hacking From the Inside Out

Jun 20 2007 6:00 pm
Jun 20 2007 8:00 pm

GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for June 20, 2007
6:00 - 6:15 Announcements
Check out the giveaway table, Software Freedom Day, Local Linux Stuff
6:15-7:00 Presentation | MapZap - GIS for Bicyclists | Jim Wilson
A cyclist's needs are modest. She wants to get from here to to there by a safe and enjoyable route. Alas, the information she needs to plan her trip isn't published anywhere. She must tediously probe the her neighborhood to expand her mental map of acceptable streets. Or, she can join the bike club and draw on the local "lore".
MapZap is an open-source attempt to document, quantify, pool and organize this isolated lore into a larger corpus of desirable roads. These roads can be assembled into pleasant routes by a newcomer, visiting or touring cyclist.
Two components of MapZap will be demonstrated: A web-aware downloader that fetches free TigerLine county maps from the US Census bureau, and the main GUI where a user quickly traces out her latest bike ride.
Hopefully, this will stimulate a lively discussion of prospective metrics that could be used to quantify these data. Both left- and right-brain skills will be useful for this discussion.
Jim Wilson is a programmer who lives in Gainesville, Florida. When he is not writing code or removing bloat from Red Hat flavored distros, Jim enjoys putting lots of miles on his recumbent bike (as in triple digit miles in a day).
7:00-8:00 Presentation | Hacking From the Inside Out | Jordan Wiens
You know the web browser is a vector for external attacks. But, what about internal ones? You might not be aware of how capable the web browser can be as a hacking tool. Some highlights:
• Port scanning and attacking intranet devices using JavaScript
• Blind Web server fingerprinting using unique URLs
• Discovery NAT'ed IP addresses with Java applets
• Stealing Web browser history with cascading style sheets
• Essential tips for secure intranets
Jordan Wiens is a Network Security Engineer in Computing and Networking Services at the University of Florida. Jordan protects the campus network by day and does who knows what at night. He is the primary architect behind the current UF campus intrusion detection system that monitors the campus network for suspicious activity.

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