OWASP Newsletter 14

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OWASP Newsletter #14 (29-Feb-2008)

Welcome to the 14th edition of the OWASP Newsletter, featuring OWASP Employee #2 - Paulo Coimbra, the Proposed OWASP Project Assessment and the OWASP Summer of Code 2008 Project.


As always, if you have any content to add to the next edition, please feel free to add it directly to its WIKI page OWASP Newsletter 15.


Alison McNamee - OWASP Operations Director - Alison.mcnamee@owasp.org

Featured Item: OWASP Employee #2, Paulo Coimbra

  • Paulo Coimbra (following his recent sucess of managing Spoc 07) as accepted to become the 2nd OWASP employee (he will be working part-time until June and full time from then on). Paulo will take on the role of OWASP Project Management, and here are his first short-term action plan:
  1. To launch and manage the new season of code – OWASP Summer of Code 2008.
  2. To contribute to and stabilize OWASP’s new Project Assessment Criteria.
  3. To contribute to the assessment, and re-assessment, of all OWASP projects.
  4. To build and maintain a wiki page with the status of all OWASP projects and their assessments.
  5. To welcome new developers who are interested in joining OWASP community.
  6. To help project leaders and participants with their projects in any way that I can.

Featured Item: Proposed OWASP Project Assessment

  • OWASP has begun the process of stabilization its PROJECT ASSESSMENT CRITERIA. The objective is to have clear and objective requirements for OWASP project's deliverables (for both tools and documentation).
    • The current structure is still in flux, so please spend some time reviewing it and send us your comments.
    • The objective is to map all OWASP Projects to the proposed 3 project modes (Release Quality, Beta Quality and Alpha Quality) in the next couple months.

Featured Project: OWASP Spring of Code 2008 is about to be launched - March 3rd

Latest additions to the WIKI

New Pages

New Chapter Pages

Updated Pages


Updated chapter pages:

New Documents & Presentations from chapters

For a complete list of chapter presentations see the online table of presentations.

OWASP references in the Media


Application Security News Feed

  • Feb 28 - OWASP Hartford tomorrow (by Marcin) - Tomorrow, February 28th, is the first ever meeting for the brand new Hartford Owasp chapter. James McGovern, the chapter lead has been putting some effort into starting it off with a bang, so I hope everyone in the NY/CT/Mass area can make it. Agenda ...
  • Feb 27 - Polymorphic Javascript (by Gareth Heyes) - Finding a pattern in malicious javascript is difficult, it’s possible to selectively change the source code yet still execute the same payload. There are many ways to morph Javascript and I shall go through a few of the possibilities and provide...