[Owasp-leaders] Sydney OWASP and the ~Content Creation~ Journey

Serg serg at owasp.org
Wed Aug 21 04:09:24 UTC 2013

That's pretty awesome, Norm! Welcome back Sydney chapter :)

This is definitely a step in the right direction. I think it's about time
we started focusing on 'application security' and ditch the 'web' part.

I am in Melbourne, but if you want to organise a chapter meeting in Sydney,
I could definitely help with venue and probably some speakers, too... Let
me know.


Sergei Belokamen / CTO / Bugcrowd, Inc

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On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Dennis Groves <dennis.groves at owasp.org>wrote:

> Sweet, I love the 'old skool' hacking - back when I was a kid we had to
> reverse engineer, disassembling and debug our video games!
> How about you and I work on putting it into the github.com/OWASP/<project_
> **name> repository.
> Dennis
> On 20 Aug 2013, at 17:28, Norman Yue wrote:
>  Hi Internet-friends!
>> The Sydney chapter is kicking off again, and to be honest, the experience
>> has been a bit hit and miss so far. The meetups thing only seems to work
>> when there's someone around to create and deliver content, and let's face
>> it, with people having day jobs and all, that's not always going to
>> happen.
>> So we started making our own content: a month or so ago, I asked if anyone
>> else didn't know anything about Mac OS X reverse engineering and wanted to
>> learn. A few people put their hands up, and from then, we've been having
>> weekly meetups to work together on understanding fat binaries, Mach-O and
>> whatnot.
>> This particular experiment has been an unmitigated success. I know it's
>> not
>> technically "web" but it's ~content~ and has people interested, so good
>> enough for me - and I want to share it with everyone else.
>> The source code is available at github.com/CreateRemoteThread/**macosx<http://github.com/CreateRemoteThread/macosx>(is
>> there somewhere I can stick it with an OWASP logo?), and the overarching
>> goal of the project is to write a (good/usable) Mac OS X disassembler +
>> debugger, and in the process learn heaps about Mac OS X executable format
>> and process stuff. It's a learning experience for all of us so please
>> excuse the quality of the code, and I use emacs ("use" in the broadest
>> sense of the term) so excuse the derp formatting. If any of you other
>> chapter leaders, or your chapter members are interested in collaborating
>> on
>> this, or would like more information, please do drop me a line and we can
>> work something out :)
> [Dennis Groves](http://about.me/**dennis.groves<http://about.me/dennis.groves>),
> MSc
> [Email me](mailto:[email protected]**owasp.org <dennis.groves at owasp.org>) or
> [schedule a meeting](http://goo.gl/8sPIy).
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