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Security B-Sides London 2014

29th April 2014 (that’s a Tuesday)
Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX
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Tuesday, April 29 • 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Poor Man's Static Analysis LIMITED

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When you're hunting for bugs, let's face it - grepping for strcpy just doesn't cut it anymore. Instead of waiting for unsafe memory management functions to come back into fashion like moustaches or mustard coloured corduroys, I decided to check in with "the future", and see what it had to offer me.

What I found was a sea of similarly puzzled individuals, bizarre terminology, and a number of code snippets that would only compile on specific, different versions of libraries. So I set about piecing together what I could, and ended up producing a working tool in a fairly short period of time.

This talk shows what can be achieved if you want to build static analysis tools, and you don't want to spend a load of money or upload all your precious code to "the cloud". I will be making sense of the complex terminology surrounding this field, and detailing my struggles and conquests building a fast, flexible, and most importantly usable static analysis tool, all for free.

If you're interested, but you wouldn't know a TranslationUnit from a bar of soap, this is the talk for you!

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Jon Butler

Head of Research, MWR InfoSecurity
| Jon is Head of Research for MWR in the UK. He spends his time breaking and fixing the software and hardware that underpins most of the shiny things we've come to depend on, like browsers, payment terminals and smart phones. In a past life, he was a keen binary reverse engineer, but lately has come to enjoy having access to the source code.

Tuesday April 29, 2014 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Great Hall The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX