Tom Talks Rather Useful Security

Tom keeps his nerve in front of the audience

Tom keeps his nerve in front of the audience

We had a student powered Rather Useful Seminar today. Tom Forbes is one of our third year students and he has a side-line in computer security. So a while back he offered to give a Rather Useful Seminar about his experiences making the web a more secure place. In fact he wanted to go beyond just talking, and actually set up a web site, just for the hacking of. So he did.

Tempting products, but woefully insecure

Tempting products, but woefully insecure

We were actually able to connect to the site and do some injection and scripting attacks there and then. Great fun. You can find out more about the presentation on Tom’s blog