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OWASP Cambridge

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Cambridge OWASP Chapter Meeting - Mobile Forensics & Pen Testing

Tuesday 5th March 2013 17:00 – 20:00 (Anglia Ruskin University, East ROad, Cambridge LAB002/LAB006)

Hosted by the Department of Computing & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Cambridge Chapter and IEEE Industrial Electronics Chapter

Guest speaker(s):

Sarantis Makoudis is a professional Penetration Tester working for 7Safe, part of the PA Consulting Group. He received his BSc Degree on Digital Systems during 2010 and decided to continue his academic career on the subject of IT Security. He was awarded with an MSc degree on Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London after completing his thesis on “Two-Factor authentication protocols for Secure Transactions using Mobile Phones and NFC Tags”. Sarantis joined 7Safe shortly afterwards as a Penetration Tester and security researcher, specialised in Web application security testing.

Android (in)Security: The goal of this presentation is to show typical exploitation scenarios of Android applications and how they can be used or manipulated to steal credentials and information from a user. The scenarios include installation of malicious programs, e.g. malicious keyboards, manipulations on the application to bypass security authentications, code injections inside an apk and phishing attacks targeting specific applications.

Nikhil Sreekumar is a penetration tester working for UK based organisation - 7Safe, part of PA Consulting Group. He spends a majority of his free time either rock climbing, dreaming about cars or researching new vulnerabilities and attack techniques. And, when we gets time he spends time assessing web applications and network infrastructure for security vulnerabilities and business logic flaws.

Power On, Powershell: The heart starts pounding, the brain goes into overdrive with adrenaline and a smile starts appearing. You just got access into a Windows box using a user account. Then you realise there is an AV runing on the system, and the user account using which you got in is actually a restricted account.


17:30 – 17:45 Welcome from the OWASP Cambridge Chapter Leader, Adrian Winckles, Senior Lecturer in Information Security, Anglia Ruskin University

17:45 – 18:30 Nikhil Sreekumar (7Safe, PA Consulting) - Power On, Powershell:

18:30 – 19:15 Sarantis Makoudis (7Safe, PA Consulting) - Android (in)Security

19:15 – 19:30 Q & A

19:30 – 20:00 Refreshments & Networking (coffee, tea, juice) in LAB006


To register for this free event, please register online at

[2] Cambridge Chapter Registration

Please note there is no automatic notification or confirmation.

The conference will be held in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB002 (Breakout Room LAB006 for networking & refreshments).

Please enter through the Helmore Building and ask at reception.

Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Campus East Road Cambridge CB1 1PT

Get further information on travelling to the university.

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