March 2013 Meeting Details

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on March 24th 2013

Date: 24-03-2013

Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor,
AMI Trust Building,Broadway Enclave,
Broadway, Ernakulam

2.30pm – 2.45pm

Customary Self Introduction. People shared their experience with Free Software

2.45pm – 4.30pm – Session by JayJacob

dSniff – Dsniff is a set of password sniffing and network traffic analysis tools written by security researcher and startup founder Dug Song to parse different application protocols and extract relevant information. dsniff, filesnarf, mailsnarf, msgsnarf, urlsnarf, and webspy passively monitor a network for interesting data (passwords, e-mail, files, etc.). arpspoof, dnsspoof, and macof facilitate the interception of network traffic normally unavailable to an attacker. The applications sniff usernames and passwords, web pages being visited, contents of email, etc. Dsniff, as the name implies, is a network sniffer, but it can also be used to disrupt the normal behavior of switched networks and cause network traffic from other hosts on the same network segment to be visible, not just traffic involving the host dsniff is running on. The name “dsniff” refers both to the package as well as an included tool. “dsniff” the tool decodes passwords sent in cleartext across a switched or unswitched Ethernet network.

ARP spoofing – is a technique whereby an attacker sends fake (“spoofed”) Address resolution Protocol (ARP) messages onto a Local Area Network. Generally, the aim is to associate the attacker’s MAC address with the IP address of another host (such as the default gateway), causing any traffic meant for that IP address to be sent to the attacker instead. ARP spoofing may allow an attacker to intercept data frames on a LAN, modify the traffic, or stop the traffic altogether. Often the attack is used as an opening for other attacks, such as denial of service, man in the middle, or session hijacking attacks.The attack can only be used on networks that make use of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), and is limited to local network segments.

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Tea break

Concluding Session

People were requested to handle small technical discussions for the next meeting.

Thanks to all the attendees for coming and they are requested to put their feedback on the mailing list so that we can improve future meetings

The next user meet is on 28th April 2013

ILUG-Cochin Meeting on 24th March 2013

Warm Greetings To The Free Software Community

Indian Libre User Group is spreading Free Software awareness in society through its regular monthly meetings ( 4th Sunday of every month ),conducted since 1997. ILUG Cochin (www.ilug-cochin.org) is holding its regular meeting for this month on Sunday, 24th March 2013.

The Details are as follows

Date : 24/03/2013, 24th March, Sunday

Time : 2pm – 5:30pm

Venue : Internet Club
IInd Floor, AMI Trust Bldg,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway,
Kochi-682031
Location: Behind Allappat Super Shoppe,On top of SBT Treasury wing

Meeting Schedule
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1. Introduction to Free Software and GNU Movement
2. Agenda : Deeper into Clear Text Vulnerabilities
3. Technical Discussions
4. Q&A Session

A Map showing the venue is available at : http://www.ilug-cochin.org/content/view/31/

Directions to reach venue: http://www.ilug-cochin.org/meetings/directions-to-meeting-venue/

Get answers to your questions about the meeting at: http://www.ilug-cochin.org/faq/

For further information contact :
Tel:+91 9447111771 – JayJacob
Tel:+91 9895068235 – Ananthan
Tel:+91 9747173432 – Sreenadh
Tel:+91 9496449969 – SanalKumar
Tel:+91 484 2374862 (Venue)
Tel:+91 484 4025077 (Venue)

Details

1. Introduction to Free Software

We start of with our regular discussion on the concepts and philosophy of the Free Software Movement and related topics.

2. Agenda : Deeper into Clear Text Vulnerabilities

Clear text Vulnerabilities and how you can become a victim unsecure operating systems, web sites, how it can be exploited and the various aspects of the internet that contribute to the dangers of surfing the web
unprotected.

3. Technical Discussions

Attendees will discuss or present topics of interest. They will share their knowledge by handling small sessions to make up the Technical Session part of the Meeting.

4. Q&A Session

This would be used to answer doubts that users have concerning Free Software.

We look forward to your participation for this exciting meeting. Hope to meet you all on Sunday.

Thank You

Regards
Co-ordinator
Indian Libre User Group, Cochin