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SIFT 3.0 Released

January 28, 2014
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SIFT 3.0 Released

I’m a big fan of malware analysis and we’ve discussed REMnux before, which focuses in this area, however a related distro called SIFT Workstation has been around for a few years too. Although more focused on reverse engineering, SIFT contains loads of useful tools for malware analysis as well. Recently SANS reached a major milestone for...
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Webcast on New Features in REMnux v4 Malware Analysis Distro

October 15, 2013
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Webcast on New Features in REMnux v4 Malware Analysis Distro

I am a huge fan of REMnux as you can tell from some of my prior posts (here, here, and here). Lenny gave this webcast on version 4′s new features in late August and I unfortunately missed it. Thankfully, SANS recently published the session on their YouTube DFIR Webcast channel and I just wanted...
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ISC Raises Threat Level to Yellow Due to Recent IE Exploits

September 21, 2013
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Thought this was interesting… SANS’s Internet Storm Center (ISC) recently raised its Threat Level to Yellow due to an IE vulnerability described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2887505 and CVE-2013-3893 that affects most mainstream versions. In general, the Threat Level doesn’t deviate that much from Green so when it does it is definitely something take note of....
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Weekly Rewind – January Effect, ShmooCon Firetalks, ShmooCon Speakers & More…

January 18, 2013
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Weekly Rewind – January Effect, ShmooCon Firetalks, ShmooCon Speakers & More…

Welcome to another edition of our Weekly Rewind – where we summarize all our posts from the last week. The top stories this week were 3) “ShmooCon Epilogue Speakers & Schedule Released”, 2) “3 Girls, 1 Sierra Cup – Infosec Ladies Dominate ShmooCon 2013 Firetalks First Round Selections”, and 1) “January Effect? Try the...
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SANS Taking Model Trains to a New Level with CyberCity Concept

January 17, 2013
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SANS Taking Model Trains to a New Level with CyberCity Concept

Remember your old 4×8 piece of plywood in the basement you use to set your model trains up on? If you had some really nice parents they’d give you a few bucks to buy some materials to make mountains or perhaps a few buildings. Other than that it was pretty much just the train...
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Poll: Is Antivirus Dead?

April 17, 2012
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Poll: Is Antivirus Dead?

There’s been a lot of discussion lately around usefulness of antivirus software after Rob Lee released his blog post “Is Antivirus Really Dead?‘ last week. In case you missed his analysis … Rob’s team was able to use fairly simple attack sequences to bypass any of the controls they had in place. The scary...
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The Death of Mr. Norton Has Been Greatly Over Exaggerated (aka: Antivirus Is Not Dead)

April 10, 2012
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The Death of Mr. Norton Has Been Greatly Over Exaggerated (aka: Antivirus Is Not Dead)

Over the past few months I had the opportunity to attend several awesome conferences and meetups. One concept that keeps rearing its head is that “antivirus is dead.” I’m guessing this comes up a lot because of it’s reliance on a reactive signature-based approach. As most of us probably know this method doesn’t work...
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Is Perfect Security Possible?

June 30, 2011
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Johannes Ullrich had a nice post the other day on the ISC Dairy where he pondered “Are All Networks Vulnerable?” in light of the recent spate of Lulzsec successes. In short the answer is yes. In most cases it is too cost or use prohibitive to implement perfect security. In the part of the...
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SANSFIRE 2009 Infosec Conference Event: June 13-22

May 6, 2009
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What beats a week of security training with your peers? Not much. That’s why SANSFIRE 2009 is an event that you should add to your calendar right now, before you get distracted by any other pesky summer plans. Taking place in Baltimore this year, SANSFIRE will be held between June 13th and 22nd at...
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Grec’s Weekly Infosec Ramblings for 2009-05-03

May 3, 2009
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So, what was on everyone’s minds this week? Spam… and the Swine Flu, apparently. Leave it to the spammers to take advantage of a horrible situation. Spammers will def b doing. RT @mckeay srt planning 4 the impact of the swine flu, as well as the spam that will inevitably srt circulating # Here...
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