Intrusion Detection Systems

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Reducing noise on exe download Snort rule

What is the best way to reduce noise on Snort rules dealing with .exe/.dll downloads from trusted sources? I'm getting a lot of alerts from Windows and Adobe updates, I've been modifying the rule to ...
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Why do we need IDS/IPS if a firewall is present?

Why do we need IDS/IPS if a firewall is present?
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Why does IBM's Intrusion Detection System Show Local IPs instead of Public IPs for the Source of an Attack?

Security Intern here given the assignment to find the IP address of an attacker using IBM's IDS. The event or attack in question is entitled X509_Weak_Signature_Algorithm, and from what I ...
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Snort Rule Comparison

As far as I read, Emerging threats and VRT Snort rules are available freely, and also Pro (fee based). Is there any comparision, or anything to suggest choose one over another? What are the benefits ...
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Which Industry verticals have made compliance under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) mandatory?

I know that a wide range of industries across different vertical markets are required to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Can you please state which Industry ...
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Anomaly intrusion detection

Anyone know which opensource network IDSs are using anomaly techniques? My project is to compare them, so if you could give me some hints, that would be much appreciated. Currently, I am looking at ...
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HIDS that can detect attacks, take immediate action locally, and then report to a central service for re-broadcasting to other systems?

I've been researching this for a bit now and cannot find what I want. So I'm to the point where I'm weighing my options as to how I can proceed. Background I'd like to setup a HIDS that has the ...
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Can Sagan block active acts once they've been detected?

I'm trying to determine if Sagan can do anything similar to fail2ban where detected attacks can be temporarily blacklisted, via a system's firewall (iptables). Does Sagan have any "countermeasures" or ...
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SSL Certificate and IDS\IPS

I'm currently drafting an infrastructure design to provide web (internet) access to a number of users to an internal web server in our perimeter DMZ, we have no direct internet access but we do have a ...
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High-Risk Intrusion Detected

I have an endpoint protection from Symantec. Recently, I have been receiving many Symantec Cloud Alert emails. wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=revslider_show_image&img=../wp-config.php They ...
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Is there any good reason to choose IDS over IPS?

As far as I know, IDS sniffs network traffic, and if intrusion is detected, reports it. And IPS sniffs network traffic, and if intrusion is detected, rejects it, and reports why it was blocked. Am ...
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Server Security Through Constant Check-ins [closed]

I've built a system and have put a ton of work into making sure is super secure. But I have a (potentially irrational) fear that if someone were able to break into my server, they could just change ...
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How to detect suspicious activity on a web and mailserver?

There is a OpenBSD (64bit; 5.5) server having nginx (HTTP/HTTPS) and SMTP (OpenSMTP). Question: What are the best practices to detect suspicious activity? Are there any scripts that shows ...
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Obfuscate IDS rules

Are there known techniques to obfuscate IDS rules, so they can't be easily used by attackers to reverse-engineer the vulnerability that they detect? Let me provide some context. Sometimes IDS ...
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Is there any hardware solution for IDS?

Are there any products that let you see and set IDS [Intrusion detection system] on router or any another hardware that is connected to the router? All the ones I have found of them are Operating ...
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Scan interpreted code for long lines to detect code injection?

As http://security.stackexchange.com/a/11935/35886 states: the best protection against code injection is to prevent it but often you see posts on SO or here that goes like I found "long line of ...
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Intrusion Detected - OS Attack

I have recently gotten a prompt from my anti virus stating that there was an intrusion with an OS attack as describe in the link below: ...
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How can I test a DoS attack against snort?

I need to set up an scenario where an attacker DoS attacks port 80 of an server while snort and others users try to connect to port 80 at the same time. Something like this: 1000 connections to port ...
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the dangers of internet forums - what is FUD, what is not

I just visited a forum and a member knew what OS I was running without me saying anything (a not TOO common distro of linux). Now I'm not sure how he exactly he might have done it, or what information ...
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How to block network scans with pfsense?

I am using pfsense as firewall, and I would like to know how I can stop network scans from enumerating open services and ports. Thanks
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Securing a Windows PC

Currently I have an "Antivirus" and Anti Malware software installed. In addition I closed all remote assistance and unused port rules on my firewall. I'd really like to get a complete as possible ...
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Is it possible to detect IDS name and version

the title said it. Is it possible to detect IDS name and version. If server use Snort as IDS, would I be able to detect it from external PC? And if it's possible how?
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Web-based intrusion detection integrating visibility into web app and database

Consider the problem of hardening an existing, database-backed web application, to detect attacks and stop them where possible. It seems like one plausible approach might be to build an intrusion ...
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Open source solution to capture and decrypt SSH traffic (with private key)?

I am looking for a free open source solution that is able to capture and decrypt SSH traffic given the fact that I can provide the server's RSA private key (something like SSH CryptoAuditor). Please ...
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Are my Snort rules correct?

I am trying to do a Snort demo and I though it would be nice to detect a real threat. I picked the sasser worm and the jolt/teardrop dos attacks for the demo; no particular reason. Out of the three ...
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Help with successful Internal intrusions

I'm requesting some help with a particular breach of access that we've experienced in our environment. the attacker is an internal employee who has made a few notes about the environment that I ...
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Difference IDS/IPS layer 2 or 3

I understand that an IDS/IPS working on layer 2 has more insight into what is going on. But considering IDS/IPS evasions, why is a layer 2 device preferable as compared to a layer 3 device that is ...
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Intrusion detection architecture

I want to propose an architecture of intrusion detection on the schema shown below. Should I place one IDS in front of each server, or would one be sufficient for all the servers?
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What is a next generation IDS? [closed]

Intrusion detection has been there for many years. It monitors network traffic and/or system events like sys calls or other data and determines whether an event is intrusion or not. But I am curious ...
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How to detect malicious code sending information to attacker's server in linux

Suppose you have some malicious code on your linux laptop, for example a rootkit or trojan or something like that. Now restrict your attention to the case that the malicious code does transfer some ...
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Can a Tor exit node be reliably identified?

So with my knowledge of Tor, I know that exit nodes are where packets escape the Tor network and enter the "traceable" internet; ie. you can link an attack to an exit node but not the source of the ...
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How to detect Snort on the network?

Does anyone know how to fingerprint an IPS ? is there any tool available to do the job? I want to detect snort in my network . Would appreciate any kind of help.
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Attack Signatures books [closed]

I have an assignment to do for school which involves attack signatures (I have to do a service-specific IDS). Basically what I have to do is to generate signatures for some attacks with Metasploit on ...
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IDS in combination with vulnerability scanner

I'm planning to set up a server environment with high security requirements on which i want to install an intrusion detection system (snort). Additionally, I think of running a vulnerability scanner ...
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server with eth0 promisc-mode vulnerable to attacks outside firewall?

If you use a passive network tap and a server with an Ethernet port in promiscuous mode to monitor all traffic between WAN port of your router and RJ45 port of your ISP cable modem. Is the IDS ...
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EICAR alternative for IDS/IPS

Is there a way to trigger alarms in an Intrusion Detection System with something similar to the EICAR test virus? Maybe some special packet that is harmless to the environement, but will trigger IDS? ...
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Isn't a HIDS, NIDS and WAF complementary?

Assume this scenario: Someone trying to hack a website. Simply put: www.site.com/example.php?=<script>alert(1)</script> A HIDS would see this attempt in Apache's access log, a NIDS would ...
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How to configure Suricata to not interfere with virtual machine

I'm currently planning on setting up Suricata as a firewall on my laptop. I'm wondering however if it's possible to set Suricata to not interfere with traffic to and from specific virtual machines ...
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IPS/IDS and Firewall Solution(s) to a Small Office

I was tasked with implementing a network security solution for a small real estate agency. They are a typical old-school mom and pops shop, about 15 employees with basic file sharing, printing, and ...
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Locate rogue wireless access point using Kismet data

Is there any way how to use Kismet data to locate rogue wireless access points?
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Snort Rule Writing (Alert Fires But Traffic Does Not Match *Intended* Rule)

I have the following rule: alert tcp $HOME_NET any > $EXTERNAL_NET any (msg:"This should not happen"; flow:established,to_server; content:"GET "; depth:4; content:"Set-Cookie:"; http_header; ...
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NGINX Hacking Attempt

Every time I start my test-server and let it run for some days I get this in my log-files (in different variations): 111.241.26.165 - - [18/Feb/2014:22:16:45 +0100] "\x04\x01\x00\x19\xCBER!\x00" 400 ...
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New to ossec - what does active response do out of the box

I am new to ossec. I installed the server and wui on a dedicated machine. I have agents running on my zookeeper and kafka servers to start. Below are events I am seeing. I assume the are ...
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Log Attacks in Different Files using Snort

How can I log attacks separately using snort. I basically want to log attacks invoked from different files separately. Like if I have 2 files, ddos.rules and log.rules, then I want logs generated from ...
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Snort not showing dropped/blocked packets

This question is about SNORT- I m basically trying to detect PING FLOOD attack. I have included the rule**(drop icmp any any -> any any (itype:8; threshold, track by_src, count 20, ...
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Industry standards for threat names

One of the security appliances we own reports a so-called "Industry Name" for the threats it detects on the network. I wanted to know if there is really such a standard and where I can find ...
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Cryptic threat names

I have logs from a security appliance from Damballa which has cryptic names for threats observed in a network which I am trying to make sense of. Some examples of these threats are "RedTreeBruisers" , ...
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Ips used by the same person?

Is it possible to find out if ips are from the same location and used by one person. We have a situation were three ips have been logged etc. We know for sure that two are from the same person this ...
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IDS false positive rates

Are there any industry accepted standards for the false positive rates for a Network IDS based on Snort? Is there a way to check the false positive rates in a deployed IDS? (ideally without looking at ...
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Intrusion Detection and Prevention technologies [closed]

I'm supposed to do a research paper on a recent technology and I thought of doing it on a technology in information security. I found interest on Intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) but ...