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Next Chapter Meeting: June 17th, 2010 *New Location*

The next Chicago chapter meeting will be June 17th starting at 6:00pm and running until about 8:30. Space for the meeting is being graciously provided by Morningstar at their downtown Chicago headquarters location (22 West Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602).

Please RSVP (to no later than 4:00pm June 16th to make sure we can get you in the building.


  • 6:00-6:30 punch and pie
  • 6:30-8:30 more talks than you can shake a stick at

Have a subject you can talk about in 10-20 minutes? Have a subject you'd like to see talked about in the same span? OWASP Chicago chapter is hosting an evening of lightning talks on the subjects you want to hear.

Tentatively scheduled:

  • Paul Petefish on the new OWASP Top 10 list
  • Clint Pollock "The State of Software Security"
  • Thomas Ptacek on an interesting subject.
  • Bill Cummins "You down with OPB? (Other People's Bugs)"
  • Jeff Groman (TBD)
  • Brandon Spruth "The Brandon Test: 12 Steps to Better Application Security"
  • <insert your talk or subject here>

The order will most likely go Paul (OWASP leadoff) then Clint (he has to catch a flight) then randomly select talks until we're done or until they kick us out.

Submit talks or ideas for talks to and we'll get things rolling.

Also, follow (and/or DM us) on twitter @owaspchicago

We'll firm up the evening's agenda as we get submissions.

General Information

Anyone in our area interested in information security is welcome to attend. Our meetings are informal and encourage open discussion of all aspects of application security. We invite attendees to give short presentations about specific topics.

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If you have any questions about the Chicago chapter, please send an email to our chapter leaders Mike Tracy or Jason Witty.

Presentation abstracts

Presentation Archives

Bad Cocktail: Spear Phishing - Mike Zusman - Presentation slides here

Making Money on the Web The Blackhat Way - Jeremiah Grossman - Presentation slides here

Extreme Client-Side Exploitation - Nate McFeters - Presentation slides here

Automated Thrash Testing - Andre Gironda - Presentation slides here

Defeating Information Leak Prevention - Eric Monti - Presentation slides here

[1]Webapps In Name Only Thomas Ptacek, Matasano Security

Where modern network architecture meets legacy application design, we get "The Port 80 Problem": vendors wrapping every conceivable network protocol in a series of POSTs and calling them "safe". These "Webapps In Name Only" are a nightmare for application security specialists.

In this talk, we'll discuss, with case studies, how tools from protocol reverse engineering can be brought to bear on web application security, covering the following areas:

- Locating and Decompiling Java and .NET Code - Structure and Interpretation of Binary Protocols in HTTP - Protocol Debugging Tools - Web App Crypto Tricks

[2]Token-less strong authentication for web applications: A Security Review Cory Scott, ABN AMRO

A short presentation on the threat models and attack vectors for token-less schemes used to reduce the risk of password-only authentication, but yet do not implement "true" two-factor technologies for logistical costs or user acceptance reasons. We'll go over how device fingerprinting and IP geo-location work and discuss the pros and cons of the solutions.


Chicago OWASP Chapter Leaders

Mike Tracy

Jason Witty