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Archive for May, 2010

Better Late Than Never: Linux Malware Detect 1.3

by on May.12, 2010, under Development, My Blog

Today I have released Linux Malware Detect (LMD) 1.3, the first public stable release of my malware detection tool. The documentation is a little thin but the details are on the project page and the README file should fill you in on anything you need to know, otherwise you can post a comment on the […]

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BFD 1.4: Important Security Fix

by on May.08, 2010, under Development

Today I have put up a new release of BFD, version 1.4, that addresses an unsanitized variable issue that is used on the command line. This is a serious issue and should be treated as such, if you currently have BFD installed I would encourage you to update it immediately, the install.sh script in the […]

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Nginx: Caching Proxy

by on May.06, 2010, under HowTo, My Blog

Recently I started to tackle a load problem on one of my personal sites, the issue was that of a poorly written but exceedingly MySQL heavy application and the load it would induce on the SQL server when 400-500 people were hammering the site at once. Further compounding this was Apache’s horrible ability to gracefully […]

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Out with the old, In with the new!

by on May.06, 2010, under My Blog

The old theme was doing my head in, so I ditched it. Keep an eye out in the coming days/weeks for new releases of APF & BFD in addition to a few more howto entries and the release of maldetect with a ATF stats landing page.

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IRSYNC & Limiting Passwordless SSH Keys

by on May.04, 2010, under HowTo

Anyone who has ever used SSH key-pairs to access more than a couple of servers (or hundreds in my case), will tell you they are an invaluable convenience. It is a natural progression and very common usage that SSH key-pairs are coupled with other common tasks or tools, where having a pass phrase attached to […]

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(ATF) Aggregate Threat Feed

by on May.02, 2010, under Development

For my first post back into things in awhile (a long while), I thought I would introduce everyone to the sexyness that i’ve called the Aggregate Threat Feed or ATF for short. This feed is derived from threat data at work, namely our network edge IPS (a custom snort implementation, another post on that later) […]

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