Intrusion Detection Systems

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Can IPS monitor both inbound and outbound traffic? [migrated]

We have a user traffic flow like below (PC - Internet) PC => Cisco ASA FW+IPS integrated => Fortigate Proxy (ISP connected to this Proxy) = > Internet PC = > ASA+IPS ==> Fortigate Proxy ==> ...
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Evading IDS in exploit development

In the context of buffer overflow exploit development, I was asked: Discuss how your exploit may be modified to evade an Intrusion Detection System. I'm not asking for my homework to be done, but ...
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IDS over HTTPS connection

I am designing an anomaly-based intrusion detection system in java. It basically consists of a sniffer that identifies HTTP header fields and then analyze them according to a previous configured XML ...
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Ideas on how I can fragment captured network traffic?

I am trying to create a lab environment where I can analyze common IDS solutions (starting with Snort specifically) and their ability to reassemble fragmented IP trains. I have a collection of ...
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Is it possible to detect a keylogger, when placed? [duplicate]

Can you detect a keylogger when it is placed? Would it be possible to do that via a keyboard removed event, expecting the keyboard is not removed regularly? So that you for example get a pop-up/alert ...
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Decrypt TLS from an IDS

So I am trying to figure out what the packet payload is off of a possible TLS HeartBleed alert from my IDS. I have read that Wireshark is able to do it with some certain keys, but isn't that in real ...
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problem with my snort rule

I have written this rule but when I try to reload Snort it is failing. I have commented out the rule and reloaded snort; it is working so I know it's the rule. alert tcp any any -> any 5466 ...
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Customize an Intrusion Detection System for serial communication

Most of the Intrusion detection Systems I know of is for IP Communication. But, lets assume that I have serial communication, i.e. CAN or RS485. On this serial Communication there are customized ...
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network IDS capabilities for attack detection [closed]

Is a Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) (pattern matching, protocol analysis or behavior analysis) able to detect buffer overflow in the network traffic?
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Setting up own enterprise SOC

the other day I was talking with a service provider (MSSP) who have experience with operating SOC (security operations centre) 24x7. Their price was rather steep (in the millions range). I don't ...
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Using snort with cloudflare? [closed]

How might Snort or another IDS system work with Cloudflare? Essentially, the originating IP would be CloudFlare's, therefore a proactive IPS might be difficult to install. I understand that ...
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Why Bash Shellshock vulnerability cannot be detected at webservers in advance?

There are lots of posts regarding the shellshock vulnerability. I can understand the vulnerability in detail. However, I'm curious about why any Intrusion detection system or host-based tools (e.g., ...
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What could this set of IDS alerts be (DDNS deaftone.com darktech.org chatnook.com, …)?

Below is a screeny of my Squert GUI showing the Snort events. Notice they all happen at the same exact time. I cannot figure out what the source of it could be. Any ideas? Edit: It looks like the ...
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Snort IDS for Amazon deployment

Is Snort a good choice for monitoring network and web application traffic on Amazon EC2? If not, why and what IDS would you suggest? Is Snort a good choice to monitor for XSS, Sql Injection, attempt ...
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Possible to run snort without modifiers?

Is there anyway (e.g some command line argument) with which we can tell snort to run and perform detection but without caring for the rule modifiers if there are any ? e.g alert tcp any any -> ...
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Recommendations for installing OSSIM

I'm an apprentice in web security and I was assigned with the task of researching about OSSIM. Bear with my infinite ignorance as I take my questions to the stack exchange gurus. What I know so far: ...
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List of security products for my network [closed]

We are building and environment where mostly open source and trial versions would be used first before we purchase any product. I need your recommendation on the tools required to build a network that ...
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OSSEC not detecting deleted files?

I have configured 3 VMs: ossec server and two agents in CentOS 6 and Windows 2k8 R2. I have completed the setup and FIM and Log Management works smoothly. It also reports the new files. However, it ...
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What are the difference between IPS and WAF in terms of DDoS?

I have heard about both Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). Which is better in preventing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack and why?
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I want to filter Snort rules by date written [closed]

I would like the ability to look at Snort rules that were written in specific date ranges only given a collection of .rules files from either Sourcefire or Emerging Threats. Is this possible?
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IDS across seperate AWS accounts

I have 2 separate AWS accounts and I would like to a Vuln scanner/IDS on one to scan another. One environment is a regular AWS account and the other is in AWS Gov Cloud. Due to limitations within ...
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How to detect/mitigate UDP port scan using OpenBSD and pf

One of our OpenBSD firewalls experienced a flood of UDP traffic from a compromised host within our internal network. The traffic was exchanged between the compromised internal host and a single ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 ...