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MSC Malaysia Open Source Convention 2009

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“How Open Source Software & the community can creatively help survive
the impact of economic crisis.”

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Host : MDEC & OSDC & Community

MSC Malaysia :

Start: 31hb Mei 2009 pukul 9.00 pagi
End: 03hb Jun 2009 pukul 12.00 pagi

Location:       Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 60192663835

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Come join over 600 open source developers, gurus, experts, and users in the first ever MSC Malaysia Open Source Convention in to be held from the 31st May to 3rd of June, 2009 in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia, congregating open source enthusiasts from not just Malaysia, but from other parts of the world.

MSC OSCON is heralded as the platform for “gathering of tribes” of open source communities, as well as businesses, developers and its’ communities share and show off their thoughts, experiences, ideas and
projects. As the meat of the convention is its presentations and discussions, we have allocated 60 speaking slots opportunities. Drawing on a huge community of local, regional and international experts we will discuss some of the most current and poignant topics in the industry today.

MSC OSCON presents a comprehensive agenda, combining content from across the broad spectrum in open source. It is a unique event which collects together a global community into a single location for an intensive week of activity. MSC OSCON provides a great opportunity to take part in a very special event, where ideas mix together with language to create a network of collaboration and creativity.

This convention will include tutorials that go deep into the technology behind open source such as Perl, PHP, Programming, Python, Ruby, Security, Web Applications and much more. This convention will also feature some of the world’s foremost thinkers in high technology, intellectual property and knowledge creation, discussing the legal, moral, political, social, commercial, and technical issues of open source and free software. track

Source: LinuxMalaysia


Written by syazli7

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 at 01:10:04 +0800

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MyOSS Meetup April 2009 – Zi Bin Cheah on Open Web Standard

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Open Web Standards
Web Standards are crucial for everyone. Browser companies implemented
standards by W3C into their software. standards allow
technology-implementation to be unified and maintain a ‘One Web’ for

Web standards include JavaScript, HTML5, SVG, Canvas, SMIL and CSS3.

In this series, the speaker will give a run through of
standards-development and demo some funky web standards technology.

About the Speaker

Web Evangelist in Opera Software. Malaysian in Scandinavia.  Enjoys
evangelizing about Open Web Standards – SVG, Canvas, HTML5, CSS3 and

Thursday April 2nd 7:30pm
What – Meetup Agenda:
7:30pm – 7:45pm Opening by the Organizer
7:45pm – 8:45pm Talk
8:45pm – 9:00pm Break
9:00pm – 9:30pm Break out sessions

Free. No registration required, just come right in, have a seat, and
join the crowd.

Ezwan Aizat Bin Abdullah Faiz
+6 017 690 8783

MSC Malaysia Cybercentre – Incubation Centre (1B – 3-1), KL Sentral,

Tower 1B, Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur

Parking is available at Plaza Sentral (different from KL Sentral) for
a flat rate of MYR 4 after 6pm.

Due to the timing of the Meetup, you are allowed to bring food into
the premises.

About the MyOSS Meetups:
This meetup is possible due to the support and facilities provided by MDeC

Written by syazli7

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 at 01:06:01 +0800

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HITB2009 – Dubai: Conference Agenda & Noteworthy Presentations

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The agenda for HITBSecConf2009 – Dubai is now online along with details on both the conference keynote sessions. There are still another 4 more weeks to grab your seats to the GCC’s premier network security event!

Keynote 1 – Philippe Langlois (Founder, Qualys / Intrinsec / TSTF)
“From Hacking, Startups to HackLabs: Global Perspective and New Fields”

Keynote 2 – Mark Curphey (Director CISG, Microsoft Corp)
“Security Cogs and Levers”

Other noteworthy papers:

# Cross Domain Leakiness: Divulging Sensitive Information and Attacking SSL Sessions – Chris Evans and Billy Rios

# VBootKit 2.0 – Attacking Windows 7 via Boot Sectors – Vipin & Nitin Kumar

# The Reverse Engineering Intermediate Language REIL and its Applications – Sebastian Porst

# Pickpocketing mWallets: A Guide to Looting Mobile Financial Services – The Grugq

# Psychotronica: Exposure, Control, and Deceit – Nitesh Dhanjani

# NKill – The Internet Killboard – Anthony ‘kugutsumen’ Zboralski

This is a new tool which gives  attackers the ability to discover interesting relationships between seemingly unrelated hosts and companies and to pull vulnerable hosts for a specific domain, company or even an entire country!


Conference Agenda:


On a related note, the conference videos from HITB2007 Malaysia that were previously available only through Bit Torrent are now available for streaming direct from Google Video:

Written by syazli7

Sat, 14 Mar 2009 at 17:55:57 +0800

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GCC’s premier computer security event coming to Dubai for third time

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Leading network security specialists from around the world will be in Dubai next month for the third Hack in The Box Security Conference to take place in the GCC.

HITBSecConf2009 – Dubai, will be held between the 20th and 23rd of April at the Sheraton Dubai Creek in the heart of downtown Dubai.

The 4-day event will kick off with 2 days of hands on technical training sessions covering a range of topics including Web Application Attack and Defense, 802.11 Ninjitsu and The Exploit Laboratory 3.0 – an intensive hands-on course for those wishing to dive into vulnerability analysis and exploit writing.

The conference which takes place on the 22nd and 23rd of April will be run in a dual track format and features two keynote sessions. Mr. Philippe Langois, advisor to Netvibes and a Global partner at Telecom Security Task Force, will deliver the keynote on day 1.

Source: AME Info

Written by syazli7

Sat, 14 Mar 2009 at 13:11:31 +0800

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BarCampKL 4th and 5th April 2009

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Fellow BarCampers.

It is just3 more weeks to BarCampKL and we hope to see you all in Inti Subang on the 4th and 5th of April 2009.
We also hope that you have registered yourself at

We are currently receiving sessions at and if you have anything you would like to share feel free to volunteer a session.

Here are some of the proposed sessions:

‘Ideas for Forward-Thinkers’ – Michael Teoh
Executable plain text stories with Cucumber – Have your clients write their requirements and you run it direct. – Kamal Fariz
Travel 2.0″ – Mr Preetam Rai
How DOTA changed my life – Ian
What productivity-porn can do to you -YK Goon
Starting a Green Biz- Matthias Gaber
Entrepreneurs Algorithm – Daniel CerVentus

We have attached a blogger kit with some write up, links and logo about BarCampKL. Hope you can help us spread the word.

Tags: BarCampKL
HashTag: #barcampkl

Thank you for your support and see you all at BarCampKL

Happy camping,

Daniel CerVentus
Malaysia Entrepreneurs

Written by syazli7

Sat, 14 Mar 2009 at 02:20:48 +0800

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A Malaysian GSoC 2009 mentor has just created ASEAN GSoC group

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Devtar has created Google Summer of Code for ASEAN group. This includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and the rest of the ASEAN countries to join the ASEAN Google Summer of Code google group.

Devtar from Malaysia is the mentor for the Umit bluetooth sniffer GSoC idea.

Link to Google group:

Written by syazli7

Thu, 12 Mar 2009 at 20:01:34 +0800

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Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Umit Project Talk, 12th Mar

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Dear all,

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Umit Project Talk

Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya in collaboration with IT Society, MMU Cyberjaya is organizing a talk on Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2009 and Umit Project by Devtar Singh, a developer in Umit project and mentor in Google Summer of Code 2009 for the Bluetooth Sniffer idea. This talk is greatly beneficial for FIT and FOE students for your Industrial Training and Final Year Projects. Participating in Google Summer of Code will improve your recognition and ability to be accepted in the IT field.

Date    : 12th March 2009 (Thursday)
Time   : 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue : FIT XR 0001 (FIT Theatre Hall), Multimedia University, Cyberjaya


  • Google Summer of Code (GSoC) .
  • Umit Project, an Nmap network scanner frontend and was started with the sponsoring of Google’s Summer of Code 2005

Google Summer of Code
(GSoC) is an annual program, first held from May to August 2005, in which Google awards stipends to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free software / open-source coding project during the summer.

About the speaker <Devtar Singh>:
Devtar Singh is one of the first three Malaysians to ever successfully complete the Google Summer of Code program which was covered by the media recently. He was a student under the Umit Project. Umit is an acclaimed network management tool which was featured in The Bourne Ultimatum movie. He worked on the Umit Bluetooth project throughout the program last year. He will be the mentor for this years Google Summer of Code for the Bluetooth Sniffer idea. He is currently working in Accenture and assumes diverse roles in several high profile projects including one in Shell IT.

Free. No registration required.

Contact Organizer:
Mohd Syazli Mahmud
+60 17-328 1840



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Written by syazli7

Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 17:56:27 +0800

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