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  • Linux Memory Analysis: How to Start and What You Need to Know

    Linux Memory Analysis: How to Start and What You Need to Know

    Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of memory analysis?!? No? Well that’s too bad because you need to know it. There’s an old saying in InfoSec, “The packet doesn’t lie.” Well the same is true for memory analysis. It simply is what it is and because of that, can provide a wealth
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  • Threat Profile: Killer Swag

    Threat Profile: Killer Swag

    Introduction I’ve been monitoring an interesting threat for the past several days, a group I’m referring to as “Killer Swag”. Mainly because the initial dropper is called “Swag.sh” and “Killer Swag” just sounds cool. In another life I think I would have been a marketing genius, but I digress. This post will cover my research
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  • Threat Hunting with Bro IDS

    Threat Hunting with Bro IDS

    This post is a quick look at how I personally use Bro IDS for threat hunting. Specifically some of the queries I run when I start a hunt by data set. A quick note on Bro. Bro IDS is a pretty amazing piece of software for threat hunting and my go to tool of choice.
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  • SkyDog Con 2016 CTF – Walk Through Guide

    SkyDog Con 2016 CTF – Walk Through Guide

    Download Link The VM is now available for download on Vulnhub at the link below. https://www.vulnhub.com/entry/skydog-2016-catch-me-if-you-can,166/ Instructions The CTF is a virtual machine and works best in Virtual Box. Download the OVA file open up Virtual Box and then select File –> Import Appliance. Choose the OVA file from where you downloaded it. After importing
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  • How to Install Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x

    How to Install Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x

    I decided to write out the steps I took to for installing Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x. Before we begin installing Bro from source we need to make sure we have all the correct dependencies. On Ubuntu 16.0x you can run the following: sudo apt-get install cmake make gcc g++ flex git bison libpcap-dev
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  • SkyDog Con CTF – The Legend Begins

    SkyDog Con CTF – The Legend Begins

    Sky Dog Con CTF – Over but not forgotten. Download Link http://bit.ly/SkyDogConCTF Instructions The CTF is a virtual machine and works best in Virtual Box. This OVA was created using Virtual Box 4.3.32. Download the OVA file open up Virtual Box and then select File –> Import Appliance. Choose the OVA file from where you
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  • Quick and Dirty: Installing Htop on FreeBSD 10.x

    Quick and Dirty: Installing Htop on FreeBSD 10.x

    Htop is an interactive system-monitor process-viewer written for Linux. On most of my servers I have it up and running continually if I’m not actively on the box. It’s great to be able to quickly glance up and see the current state of a particular server or to see if something I’m running has gotten
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  • How to Visualize Network PCAP Files in Kali Linux

    How to Visualize Network PCAP Files in Kali Linux

    So this past weekend I attended the Security Onion Conference in Augusta, GA.  While sitting in the back listening to some great speakers, @pentestfail and I were hacking away on a side project of his that involved analyzing a decent number of PCAP files. As usual I was doing my analysis using Wireshark.  But when
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  • Defeating Tr0ll – Infosec Challenge Walkthrough

    Defeating Tr0ll – Infosec Challenge Walkthrough

    This is my walkthrough for defeating Tr0ll infosec challenge.  This is another great “boot2root” VM  that kept my guessing quite a few times.  It also made me focus more on fully utilizing some of the scripts and programs I generally use during a penetration test.  I also really liked the fact that Wireshark played a
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  • Kioptrix Level 1 Hacking Challenge Walkthrough

    Kioptrix Level 1 Hacking Challenge Walkthrough

    This is a walkthrough for Kioptrix Level 1. Although getting root on this box is pretty straightforward it’s a great place for those looking to get their feet wet when it comes to boot2root VM’s. I actually suggest this as a starting place rather than something like Metasploitable2, which is almost overwhelming with it’s list
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