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Subject:

GatorLUG Meeting | 2007-06-20 | 6-8pm | MapZap Project, Hacking From the Inside Out

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Clinton Collins <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 14 Jun 2007 16:11:46 -0400

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Greetings All,

You are invited to join us at the next GatorLUG meeting in beautiful (and
thankfully now wet) Gainesville, FL. Summer is here and its hot. But you can
cool off with some great technology and cold libations. Virtually Cuban on
13th street runs drink specials for our meeting. Imported stuff is $2,
domestic stuff is less. Come early and eat some really great Cuban food.
Meetings are always free and open to the general public.

More information about the current meeting with a map link:

http://www.gatorlug.org/node/164

More information about GatorLUG: http://www.gatorlug.org/node/10

If you can't make it in person, listen to the audio stream here:
http://www.gatorlug.org:8000/

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.

--
Clinton Collins, President
GatorLUG, Gainesville, FL

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