[Owasp-boston] OWASP Rhode Island

Patrick Laverty patrick.laverty at owasp.org
Mon Sep 9 12:43:15 UTC 2013

We're less than an hour from Boston and we have a great talk coming up.
Please consider coming on down to Lil Rhody and check out OWASP Rhode
Island. The meeting is Monday, September 23, 6 pm at Swipely, 39 Pike St.
Providence, RI.

Talk by Dr. Benjamin Lerner:

JavaScript Verification: From Browsers to Pages

Modern web browsers implement a "private browsing" mode that is intended to
leave behind no traces of a user's browsing activity on their computer.
This feature is in direct tension with support for *extensions*, which let
users add third-party functionality into their browser.  I will discuss the
scope of this problem, present our approach to verifying extensions'
compliance with private browsing mode, and sketch our findings on several
real, third-party extensions.  I will then briefly describe the toolkit
underlying our approach, and end with a sketch of a newer project, adapting
this approach to the very different-seeming problem of statically catching
errors when using the jQuery library.

Bio:  Benjamin Lerner is a post-doctoral researcher in the PLT group at
Brown University, and soon to be a lecturer at Northeastern University.
His research examines the challenges of analyzing client-side web
programming, from the behavior of web pages down through the semantics of
the browser.  He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of
Washington in 2011, building a platform to analyze conflicts between
browser extensions, and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from
Yale University.


Meeting space and refreshments will be provided by Swipely.

Come on down and check us out!

Patrick Laverty
OWASP Rhode Island - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Rhode_Island
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