Give it a Go Sessions

2021 Sessions

Welcome to our 2021 Give it a Go Sessions Page! Here you can find all of the events we have planned for those curious about trying ethical hacking for the first time or joining the society.

Both of our upcoming events are in the Students' Union Gallery Room 3, on Level 4. Find a guide to getting there here.

Anyone is welcome, including returning members, but bear in mind we are covering some things we will have covered last year - if you want a refresher feel free to come along, otherwise we'll be back with new content on the 4th October 7pm!

There will be a practical element to both sessions, so bringing a laptop is recommended (but not strictly necessary if you still want to come along and learn the theory).

Introduction to Web Hacking [UoS Students Only]

Learn the basics of Web Application hacking! We'll teach you about fundamental vulnerabilities including SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting, and how to properly inspect a website! No prior knowledge required - just bring a laptop and we'll teach you the rest. [Bring your own laptop] Click the link above to book a ticket.

Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021, Time: 16:00-17:00, Location: Gallery Room 3

Price: Free!

Introduction to Linux [UoS Students Only]

Come and learn the basics of the Linux Command Line - useful for software engineers, ethical hackers, and everything in between! [Bring your own laptop] Click the link above to book a ticket.

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021, Time: 19:00-20:00, Location: Gallery Room 3

Price: Free!

Any questions?

Drop us an email at [email protected], or reach out on social media.

Past Sessions

An Introduction to Web Hacking

Date: 28/09/20   |   Time: 16:00 - 17:30   |   Location: Blackboard Collaborate

Do you want to learn how web applications can be exploited and protected?

As more and more people move online there is a growing number of websites that have poor implementations of security, meaning that unauthorised parties can exploit the application. We aim to show off some of the most common vulnerabilities that can be in web applications, so that you are aware of them and can avoid them in your own applications.

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Juice Shop is an intentionally vulnerable web application that shows off multiple common and advanced exploits that can appear in web applications. Juice shop gamifies exploiting the vulnerabilities by giving challenges to complete that range from easy to hard to complete. Learn how the vulnerabilities exist and how to exploit them yourself.

There will be a follow up session that you can attend that will contain a more advanced walkthrough. This will be on the 12th October 2020, and will require you to be a member of the society, so buy a membership quick!

Get your tickets for FREE and we will send you a link via email to join our session on Blackboard Collaborate!


IMPORTANT! It seems our event has been removed from the list on the form we originally linked. We are contacting the SU to find out what happened, but for now you can register for the Give it a Go by emailing us at [email protected] with the subject line "Give it a Go Ticket Request" and we will add your email to the list. Apologies for any inconvenience!

Want to follow along during the session?

You don't need to bring anything along with you - all you need is a computer to join the session!

However, if you want to follow along with what we're doing, you can setup Juice Shop in advance!

Take a look at our guide here

You shouldn't need a Kali Virtual Machine for this session either - but if you're in the mood for installing things, and want to be prepared for our first proper session, take a look at our Kali installation guide

Any questions?

Drop us an email at [email protected], or reach out on social media.