Author: Zander Work

Meeting Notes 2/7

Today we continued discussing reverse engineering and introduced 64-bit assembly. There are more samples on the GitHub repo. The only announcement for today is to RSVP for our upcoming event with NetSPI! They will be coming back on 2/21 to do a presentation on penetration testing, and answer any questions you may have. The RSVP…
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Meeting Notes 1/31

Today we talked about some basic reverse engineering, and compare/contrasting x86 assembly with C code. There are some new challenges up on CTFd, rev[1-4] Link to the slides (requires ONID login)

Meeting Notes 1/24

Tonight we worked on buffer overflows, and some binaries on the new OSUSEC CTF platform. Slides (requires ONID login) Next week, we’re going to work on similar binaries, but comparing the assembly code with the C code.

Meeting Notes 1/17

Tonight we talked about some CTF tools and did a walkthrough for “start” on You can read a detailed writeup for this binary on the OSUSEC GitHub. Here’s a link to the slides (requires ONID login): Slides For those of you who felt lost tonight, my apologies! I received some great feedback, and will…
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Meeting Notes 1/10

Thanks for a great first meeting for Winter 2019! Here is a link to the slides (requires ONID login): Slides For those of you who were unable to make it, here’s a brief summary of what we went over. Mostly, it was just talking about what’s coming for the rest of the term: Updates on…
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Welcome to Winter 2019!

Happy New Years! Our first meeting will be this Thursday at 7pm in KEC1003, and we will be meeting at the same time/place the whole term. Some things to look forward to for this term: I’m working with NetSPI to have them come back with a more technical presentation and hopefully some labs, so that…
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NSA Codebreaker Challenge 2018 Results

The NSA Codebreaker Challenge finished today, and I’m proud to announce that Oregon State University is the winner! We also had the most people complete Task 5 and 2 people complete Task 7, which is awesome! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Codebreaker Challenge, it is a CTF-style event put on every…
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Cyberforce Competition 2018 Results

I’m thrilled to announce that OSUSEC placed 1st at the Cyberforce Competition last weekend at PNNL, and 3rd nationwide out of 70 teams! I’m very proud of everyone’s hard work, and am already excited with new ideas for next year. The university is sending out a press release on Thursday so I’ll update this post…
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Meeting Notes 11/15

Thanks for a great last meeting for the Fall term! I gave a talk on all of the low-level architecture and x86 assembly content needed to get started with binary pwning, here is a link to the slides. Hopefully, this is enough to get you all started! Have a great winter break!

Meeting Notes 11/1

Thanks to Karl Fosaaen from NetSPI for the awesome presentation on an introduction to penetration testing! Remember, if you want to learn about these things on your own, please make sure to do it on your own network and devices. I’ll update this post with a link to the slides when they become available. I…
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