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Null worksop at I2IT Hinjewadi Pune


NULL [0x00] is a Network Security community for ethical hackers, security professionals and security enthusiasts, born out of the need for a centralized knowledge base in security and the fact that security is treated as an add-o and ignored many a times. It is a step to move towards immunity from security.
We had the first workshop at I2IT Pune and it was a great success.
The major attractions of the workshop were the Wireless Security and the TCP/IP and NMAP workshops where in the audience not only learned the theoretical things but also saw in real-time that how insecure is a WEP secured wireless network and how one can steal Gmail password which is considered to be very secure by means of ARP poisoning and fake certificates.
The support and hospitality at I2IT by the volunteers and staff was excellent. We never had expected such great response from them and we appreciate the effort.

Speakers @ NULL were:
Aseem Jakhar (Founder: NULL security community) A network security and open source enthusiast (and a system programmer for living). He has contributed to the development of various security products and networking/security modules including:
– Firewall
– Regex filters.
– Baysian filters.
– Heuristic filters.
– Genetic Algorithm based score generator for heuristic filters.
– Advanced attachment filters.
– Multicast packet-reflection daemon.
– SMTP engine.
– DNSBL engine.
Aseem is an active speaker at security/open source conferences like Blackhat Europe 2008, ClubHack 2008, Gnunify 2007. He was also invited to speak at Inbox/Outbox UK 2008. He is a C|EH from Ec-Council and is actively involved in security research. He has also given security advisories to various organizations including banks.

Murtuja Bharmal (Co-founder – NULL)
urtuja is a Linux Kernel and Network Security maniac. Earning livelihood by working as a System Programmer. He has been contributing in development of various Network Security
products like Firewall, VPN, Application Proxies, and Authentication Modules for the past 5 years. Murtuja is a C|EH from EC-Council, is actively involved in Security practices, development, consultancy, with prestigious organizations. He has single handedly developed firewall product and got it compliant with ICSA-Labs and also has expertise in customization, security patching and integration of open
source products like SQUID, IPTables, VRRP, and OpenSwan.

Rohit Srivastwa (Member – NULL)
Founder of ClubHack, has several years experience in providing consultancy and training in the fields of Information security, Cyber Crime Investigation and Penetration Testing. He is actively involved advising and teaching several military agencies, law enforcement personnel, Corporates and Government bodies in these fields

Ajit Hatti (Member – NULL)
Ajit Hatti is a “Software Architect & System Programmer” by profession and “Network Security, Linux Enthusiast”. From last 4 years he has been contributing in research & development of security products like IPS/UTM/Mail Security & Network Scanners with various renowned Organizations. Ajit is also actively contributing in vulnerability research of various protocol implementations and has been researching on modern techniques of Fingerprinting & Application/OS detection. Ajit is also associated with PLUG, CSI, and Ubuntu’s development and testing.

Other Members Present :
Kinjal Ramaiya
Tushar Dalvi
Tara Lodh
Vipul Kalia
Utkarsh Verma
Ranjit Mohan

DOs and DONTs for startups from a 4-time entrepreneur – 20 Dec

Nickhil is a great guy to listen to. He is an advisor and friend to startups in the US and India. I personally find Nickhil’s experiences insightful and it is always a pleasure talking to him. He has done talks like these in Berkeley, Stanford, Symbiosis and COEP in the past and people love it. Even though this is last minute, you should definitely try to attend the talk.

Here are some highlights of Nickhil’s background:

  • Nickhil is currently the CEO and Co-founder of mobile video search and delivery startup Vuclip. For details, see TechCrunch Mobile’s interview with Nickhil.
  • Earlier, Nickhil was the President and COO of Praesagus, a MIT incubated start-up that he helped grow to becoming the most widely used design-to-manufacturing modeling software in its class, before its acquisition by Cadence Design Systems. Post-acquisition, Nickhil became Engineering Group Director at Cadence where he ran the entire Manufacturing Modeling Group.
  • Nickhil helped found and served on the board of directors of CommandCAD, an electrical CAD company that was acquired two years after its founding.
  • Nickhil co-founded Timbre Technologies, a semiconductor manufacturing start-up, that won the first-ever Berkeley Business Plan competition, leading to a successful venture-backed financing. Nickhil served as CTO and VP of Marketing and Products as the company grew to become the industry standard in the field of scatterometry, before being acquired by Tokyo Electron Ltd. Nickhil remained at TEL for 3 years as Sr. Director of Technology and Marketing.
  • Nickhil has an M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and has been the recipient of many awards from various organizations, including the IEEE Best Paper Award in the area of Transactions in Semiconductor Manufacturing for 2001, the Berkeley Distinguished Pioneer Award, the NSF and MICRO fellowships.
  • Nickhil is a student of COEP, and had won the Most Outstanding Student award when he graduated.
  • Nickhil has been featured in several articles published in the United States and in India.
  • Nickhil has to his credit more than 30 patents and 20 conference papers.
  • Vuclip was earlier known as – and that was a bad business decision, and they ended up having to change their name to Can you guess why?
  • Vuclip went from a few thousand users to over a million users in just a few months, without any advertising. How?
  • Details:
    What: Presentation by Nickhil Jakatdar, “DOs and DONTs for Startups”
    When: 5:30pm, Saturday 20th December
    Where: 7th follor, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Atur Chambers, Model Colony, Pune. Map.
    Registration and Fees: This event is free for all. No registration required.


Opensocial Developer Garage’08, Pune

Venue: ThoughtWorks Saturday, 20th December
Tower C, Panchshil Tech Park
Yerwada Pune – 411006
A group of OpenSocial enthusiasts from pune have come together to bring this event. The event is aimed to unite all the OpenSocial Application Developers from all over the country and just share/code/have fun and maybe inspire a few wannabee.

We are sure this will be a great help towards awareness of OpenSocial and building a strong OpenSocial developers community. As this is a event arranged by some enthusiast developers like us and not by any organization this will be event completely oriented towards OpenSocial and no marketing for any company or jobs.
Who should attend?
Anyone who developed any application based on OpenSocial platform or anyone who want to learn how to create OpenSocial Applications. Generally you will have to pay around Rs.5000 to attend such conference but this event is completely Free for you. Thanks to our speakers and sponsors.
Can I attend this event?
Yes. Please use Register link to register yourself. This is a closed and invitation only event. Only 200-250 applicants will get chance to participate. Selection will be done based on answers provided by you at registration form. We are looking towards having 80% OpenSocial developers and 20% developers who want to learn OpenSocial. Selected developers will get attende code before 15th Dec 08.


A Network Security community for hackers, security professionals, security enthusiasts and anyone related to IT; for whom security matters.

NULL made an official announcement of its presence on December 7th 2008 at ClubHack-2008


  • NULL.CO.IN : The official website dedicated for sharing Net-Sec related knowledge, Discuss/Design/Develop innovative ideas to combat current and future threats.
  • NULL-KB : Defines a “Must-Have” security knowledge-base for different roles (programmer,QA,admin,end user)
  • NULL-Meets : Periodic meetings for knowledge Sharing & Networking.
  • NetSecNews Blog : Analysis of the news from the world of Network Security that matters, in a unique style.
  • Show Me the Hack : A virtual platform to hactively discuss the real Network Security threats.

ClubHack 2008

This year end seems to be a lucky one for me as one of my long awaited dreams came true. I attended a conference on Hacking and Security. ClubHack India’s own hackers’ convention.

I was at the right place and at the right time. There were warious talks and presentations and the best among them was the Backtrack workshop and Wireless secuity.

Workshops @ ClubHack2008
Speaker Topic
Kunal Sehgal Introduction to BackTrack – Local boot to remote root in just one CD
Rohas Nagpal & Gokul Narayan Cyber Crime Investigation and Forensic Basics
Sheetal Joseph & Rohit Srivastwa Wireless Security

Talks @ ClubHack2008

Speaker Topic
Aditya K Sood Hacking Client Side Insecurities
Ajit Hatti Immune IT: Moving from Security to Immunity
Aseem Jakhar AntiSpam – Understanding the good, the bad and the ugly
Atul Alex Reverse Engineering v/s Secure Coding
Chris Goggans Network Vulnerability Assessments: Lessons Learned
Harshad Patil Economic offenses through Credit Card Frauds Dissected
Jonathan Brossard Reverse Engineering for exploit writers
Karmendra Kohli Insecure Implementation of Security Best Practices: of hashing, CAPTCHA’s and Caching
Nibin Varghese Reverse Engineering for exploit writers
Rohas Nagpal State of Cyber Law in India

My Own website

Its been years i was trying to have my own domain name, and now that i have it I am pleases again with myself beacuse it is an achievement for me. I have made a crude [read crappy homepage] for the time being and am working on my official website. Hope it gets done soon. is my website

Thank you all for your support

Utkarsh Verma


Want to come to SCIT …. u r welcome! []

Advantage IT. SCIT []

SCIT is a premier IT Business School nurturing genuine IT talent. A student at SCIT is continually groomed to become a future leader in technology or business in the IT industry, capable of facing the challenges of the IT industry – the advancing technology and continually changing business environment. SCIT welcomes those, who are willing to take on such challenges and transform themselves into proactive professionals. The institute supports their metamorphosis with innovative teaching-learning methodology, state-of-the-art computer labs and resources and overall professional development plans to become industry-ready IT professionals.

I am a student of SCIT 08 – 10 Batch [Networks and IT Infrastructure] . I would be pleased to help all those who want to come and join us at Symbiosis International Campus. Mail me at All queries are welcome as I am just another student not a college representative.


How to Apply?
Indian Students Step-I : Register for SNAP Test, on Get the SNAP ID.Step-II : Prospectus sale commences from 5th November, 2008.Step-III : Submit a crossed demand draft of Rs.1400/- in favour of ” Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology” payable at Pune with your name and SNAP ID on the reverse.

International StudentsAdmissions of all International students are through The International Office of Symbiosis.

Categories under International Students Admissions:
As an international student, you are eligible to apply as a
• Foreign National (FN) if you hold a Foreign Passport.
• Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if you have a PIO card, and are a citizen of a country other than India.
• Non Resident Indian (NRI) if you have appeared for your 10+2 examination outside India, and have appeared for your graduation either in India or outside India.

• All students applying for Postgraduate programmes through NRI category will have to appear for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview organized by the International Office.
• All students applying for Postgraduate programmes through FN category will have to submit English Proficiency score.

Contact The International Office for details on the admission procedure.

The International Office
Symbiosis International University
S.B. Road, Pune – 411 004
Tel : +91 20 25671905
Fax: +91 20 25659209