We'll be continuing our seminar series showing the basics of various tools for each of Interlock's interest groups. In October, we'll have our first How Do I (HDI) related to security -- Burp Suite.
Burp Suite is an HTTP/HTTPS proxy tool that can help you better understand how a web application works. Designed for security, it allows anyone to man-in-the-middle(MITM) web traffic, learn how a web application works, and manipulate the traffic to see how the application responds. Uses include:- debugging your web application to find why it doesn't work- identifying and exploiting security vulnerabilities- using it to inspect mobile traffic- answering the question ... "I wonder how that works"
The seminar will start with a basic presentation about the Burp Suite tools which is provided free to download. The class will walk through identifying vulnerabilities in a demo web site. All attendees are expected to bring a laptop (Linux, OSX, or Windows) or coordinate borrowing one before the workshop. If you have the ram to support it, it's also recommended you run Vmware Player / Workstation / Fusion on your system.
If you're interested, please RSVP on the meetup site below. As always, the workshop is open to the public for free. Please consider dropping a few dollars in the donation bucket.