Thursday, April 26, 2007

IndySec 7 - 5/17/2007

Just a reminder:
IndySec will now be meeting the third Thursday of each month.
This makes our next event May 17th.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

IndySec 6 - 4/18/2007 - MITM

Get your MITM learn on, care of Andrew and Sean.
Not only were they kind enough to let us use their meeting room, they are also going to share a presentation they gave last week at Educause. Thank you!

Abstract from the Educause page:
Although monkey-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks are well-known, little is done to prevent them. We'll give examples of MITM attacks against SSL Web sites, Kerberos, and SSH, all using free tools in a typical campus computer lab, then we'll show how vendors, sysadmins, and even end users can protect against these attacks.
Check out their presentation here.

My talk on Backtrack2 is postponed until our next meeting.

April 18th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: IT building at Michigan and West street (535 W. Michigan St.) IUPUI campus.
Room Number: IT303, however everyone will need to meet in the lobby so we can get the up to the room. Room phone number will be provided at the security desk for those who are late. Someone will come down and get you (probably me).
Food: Pizza (will order there)

IndySec 6 WHERE

Ok just kidding!

I guess we've tried to see if IUPUI would lend us a room for IndySec 6 on the 18th, but haven't received a reply for some days now. I'm sure Sean and co. are pretty busy and that's completely understandable.

As it stands we can meet up at Panera Bread on 96th Street. Or someone can reply with a comment of a better location. Tomorrow at 8-9pm-ish I will make another post announcing the official location stay tuned.

Friday, April 13, 2007


I thought this was an interesting article.


This is indeed a historic moment for Linux and the Linux Community. Bob Moore, A Linux Administrator, enthusiast and Advocate understands completely the need for Linux-At-Large to gain recognition in the market place. While the Boxset distros such as Xandros and RedHat are marketed by their respective corporate entities, the "One-Man" distros and the smaller projects are left to word of mouth fate. That works fine to a point, but has proven to fall short of getting the word of Linux "Out There".

Lobby4Linux has been a critic, and a sometimes harsh critic of the community in this area. For good reasons. Efforts to gather the talent for commercials, the pre and post production assets and the logistical headaches have all been gathered and done by L4L. Now all they are gathering is dust. It seems the "let-the-other-guy-do-it mentality has won out within the community and so all the efforts thus far have sat in the corner, waiting for someone to dust them off and put them to work.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

IndySec 6

We have a tentative date for IndySec 7, minus 1 ---- April 18th @ 7:00pm

As for topics, I will be speaking a little on BackTrack 2.0 (and their online training) and I believe Chad and Landon will be sharing stories from ShmooCon... maybe even some gibber gabber about Vista.

More information to come.

- Steve