Monday, April 22, 2013

F-Secure #Hackathon 2013

AmirMohammad Sadeghian, one of the competitor at F-secure #Hackathon2013

Last week F-secure Hackathon took place at F-Secure HQ located at Bangsar , Kuala Lumpur.

They ask us to design an application with use of their API's in 24 hours. During the brainstorming i decided to design a chrome extension that check the safety of URL's that user browse by using the URL Reputation API of F-secure. everything was good but unfortunately i was alone and didn't have any team member so i had to put more time on the project and the final outcome was not that much good that i expected But for F-secure innovation in using API's was really important.

Group picture of competitor at F-secure #Hackathon2013

My Google Chrome extension project abilities:

  • Checking the safety of result of Google web search link (and showing the safety level by a green/orange/red) icon in front of each link.
  • Showing the level of safety of current webpage by a small number between 1 to 5 on the icon of the extension.
  • Blocking the malicious pages in case that user insist to access them directly.
  • Provide Google cache of blocked content for the user. 
  • Making the short URL of the current webpage in one click.
  • Making the QR-Code of the shorted link.
The most challenging part of my project was the part i want to read content from Google result because Google load the content flyby by using Ajax and the injecting the safety level icon to the result.






Anyway event finished and it was a really good experience for me :) The winners was a team from F-secure that by using reputation API+ Twitter API checked safety of twitter links and the other winner was a guy that  by using Virus map API shows a new map and shows the process of spread of the viruses in the world.
You can get more details about winners project at : http://campaigns.f-secure.com/hackathon-kl/



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