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OWASP Sydney

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Hi and welcome to the OWASP Sydney Chapter Page!

Currently we are looking for speakers to present at our informal sessions to the small group of 20 - 40 people.


Date: Tuesday, 23rd March Location: stratsec, Lvl 6, 62 Pitt St, Sydney . Call my mobile if the front doors are closed (0410 525 685)

6:00 - 6:20 Peer-to-Peer Networking with Tea & Coffee Pizza and Beer 6:20 - 6:30 Sydney Chapter News 6:30 - 7:30 ish Presentations

Please RSVP to so I can get an idea of numbers.

PS: We are still looking for a more permanent host for the OWASP meetings preferably somewhere that could host it every month. I spend enough time at the office as it is J If you know of a space that we could use, please contact myself, or one of the other chapter leads (JP or Chris )

Presentation Details

The plan is to run an informal workshop style presentation with the following objectives: - Provide an introduction to PDF format, scripting capabilities and other “features” you wouldn’t expect to see in a document format - Learn some basic tools & techniques for analyzing malicious PDF files, for great justice - Learn some basic tools & techniques for creating malicious PDF files, for great science - Look at the security implications of PDFs and what can be done in an enterprise environment to reduce these risks (uninstall Reader?)

I’ve been looking at the security of Acrobat, and specifically Acrobat scripting for a while now, so hopefully I have some useful tips but I heartily invite everyone to contribute. Bring your laptops, have a bash at it, or not and we’ll just have a spirited discussion about the joys of Adobe software security. No prior knowledge PDF knowledge required.


 TBC (Sydney CBD)


6:00 - 6:20 Peer-to-Peer Networking with Tea & Coffee

6:20 - 6:30 Sydney Chapter News

6:30 - 7:30 ish Presentations

RSVP: [Chris[at]]


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