Intrusion the act of wrongfully entering upon, seizing, or taking possession of property owned and/or operated by others.

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Snort even though working properly does not report majority of rules

I have installed Snort 2.9.7.0 and it does not detect majority of attacks, such as nmap port scans, downloading exe files, opening documents containing keyword "root". I use Snort together with ...
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Tap-mode IPS vs IDS

It is my understanding that tap mode IPS, unlike in-line mode, is passive and cannot prevent attacks. In that case, what is the difference between an IDS and a tap mode IPS? I've checked out several ...
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MAC address of source in RDP session

In a forensic analysis I analyzed the event logs of the affected machine and saw various RDP sessions from XYZ IP address. However to prove that the source IP was not spoofed is it possible that I ...
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What are the most sophisticated techniques used by intruders you have found in the wild?

I am beginning to get involved in incidents, some of them are APT (Advanced Persistent Threat). Despite the complexity available in the 'bibliography' and in the conferences or security e-zine, the ...
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Counting on firewalls only : sound security strategy to prevent intrusion?

I had this discussion with a friend of mine who is a windows sysadmin. He said to me that for his company's IT security, he is doing only updates on the windows server. But except these system ...
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Is there a way to secure a Linux machine in a way that no one else (but me) can access its contents? [closed]

And I mean, even if someone tries rooting with a Live CD, even if one takes the HDD away and plug it in somewhere else, etc... I want to be able to give a client a machine with a service running, but ...
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Detect PC Boot from Live CD

is it possible to detect a boot-up via live CD (eg. Ubuntu, Debian, Tails ...) that happened in the past? If yes, where can this information be obtained? I suspect my PC has been booted through a ...
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How does WiFi password cracking work?

Let's say I have a wireless network that is password protected. What procedures can an intruder take to gain access to my wireless network, or at least be able to decipher the packets I am sending ...
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Understanding the behaviour of existing eavesdropping techniques

I am studying the behaviour of existing eavesdropping techniques (part of my research). I have a question through the following scenario: Suppose Bob lives in New York and wants to listen (i.e. ...
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Host Based IDS with syscall monitoring

Hey Guys I am a newbie in security stuff and now I am working on my final project about host based IDS. I have some questions to you guys Can a rootkit be classified as an intrusion or is it a ...
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SSH intrusion suspected: Logwatch report versus SSH log file entries

My Web server's Logwatch report shows ssh and su activity that should not be there: sshd: Sessions Opened: deployer: 45 Time(s) su: Sessions Opened: root -> deployer: 8 Time(s) ...
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How easily will the vBulleting data from vBulletin and Foxit be cracked? What data is at risk? How was it encryted?

vBulletin Solutions and Foxit Software were breached. The culprit (ColdZer0 or Coldroot) claims to have data from 479,895 vBulletin Service and Foxit Software accounts that include identifiers, ...
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How many accounts are affected by the vBulletin breach? At risk? [closed]

vBulletin hack(s) have affected vBulletin, itself (security questions and answers, salts, and hashes of more than 300,000 users of the 345k known to be registered), and Foxit Software (some data for ...
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Access LAN services through malicious web page

Suppose that a user on a corporate network has access to a private FTP server, or intranet site, that's only available on the Local Area Network, available at http://internal.example.com. If an ...
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Priming an IDS/IPS for an impending attack

Is there a system which can put an IDS/IPS in "high alert" mode if there information about a suspected impending attack in the near future (obtained from an external system)? I would like to know if ...
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What is a “roving” backdoor?

What is a "roving" backdoor? I understand the general concept of a backdoor. Emphasis on keyword qualifier: "roving"...
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Windows SQL Server Intrusion Detection [closed]

I'm looking into Snort to carry our basic intrusion detection, but finding it hard going. What other Intrusion Detection software is there that is good to use for SQL Server?
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kernel: Intrusion disconnecting me

I've read about it a little but I'm concerned. It never happened before and for last 5 hours my router gets kernel: Intrusion alerts similar to these: As soon as the kernel: Intrusion is detected, ...
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Help locate “snot” IPS/IDS testing tool? [closed]

It seems this great tool has been lost to internet backlog somewhere. I cannot locate it anywhere. The description of tools provided is http://www.securityfocus.com/tools/category/112 If someone on ...
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Large amount of foreign IPs hitting out firewall, is this automated scans or are we under attack?

I just got put in charge of a network. In the logs on our firewall I noticed that we had a large amounts of machines trying to connect to port 53 as well as about a dozen other ports. Are these ...
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How to test OSSEC HIDS using a linux dataset containing raw system call traces?

I have been tasked to test effectiveness of OSSEC HIDS (by effectiveness I mean detection rate it achieves as well as false positives rate) when a dataset of raw system call traces are used. The ...
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What are security risks of connecting to my home vpn from my work?

I connected to my home-made VPN, which uses OpenVPN and 2048bits encryption keys, from my work. What are the security risks of doing so, given the fact that the servers are in the same network my ...
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Intrusion prevention in windows azure?

When using the Windows Azure IAAS servers how does one setup IPS for all incoming traffic to these servers? How would a regular user who runs his whole environment within Azure make sure that he can ...
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Drupal server compromised - I want to investigate the attack technique / compromise

I've got a drupal site running on an up to date CentOS 7 LAMP AWS EC2 instance (freshly installed a couple of months ago) and I've just found out that somehow, probably through a poorly coded 3rd ...
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How to properly configure OSSEC for Web Application Security ?

I would like to implement OSSEC as HIDS on my server, but by default OSSIC monitors a number of folders. I am going to deploy a web application on my server. So what should be my default OSSEC ...
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How to detect when your RAM is being copied or scanned by a hypervisor

I am working in a Virtual Machine that is on a ESXi server on a remote machine. I am not the only one who has access to the ESXi and others could take memory snapshots of my running VM. Is there a way ...
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Has my network/computer been breached?

I'm not sure if this is the right site to ask, so I apologise if it isn't, but here goes. A while ago I started noticing some odd behaviour. My Gmail account was compromised, it seemed, and I had to ...
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cd-rom distro — plus additional validation

dear security experts: we would like to create a very safe webserver. we are in awe at the sophistication and complexity of many solutions, but they don't apply to us. we are a small shop. by ...
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kernel: Intrusion IN=ppp0 on my Fairpoint assigned router from IP in China

I'm getting these user alerts: kernel: Intrusion -> IN=ppp0 OUT= MAC= SRC=115.230.125.147 DST=xx.xxx.xxx.xxx LEN=40 TOS=0x08 PREC=0x20 TTL=107 ID=256 PROTO=TCP SPT=64316 DPT=9064 WINDOW=15500 ...
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Puzzle: network intrusion or OpenDNS/Disconnect.me collision?

My home / home-office network uses OpenDNS as a content filter. As the OpenDNS admin, I received a "User wants access to..." email indicating that someone tried to access a blocked site and requested ...
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How exactly was Sony Pictures hacked November 2014? [closed]

There is lots of media coverage like this one but I have not yet been able to find details on how the hackers got into the network, the servers and the users' systems. So what vulnerabilities / ...
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What to do when a Linux account gets owned?

What is the best course of action when you discover that a non-administrator Linux account has gotten owned, and a single foreign process is running, making all sorts of networking connections? For ...
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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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Can closed, sleeping MacBook send network data?

I would think the answer is unequivocally, "No." But... My MacBook Pro logged "Diagnostic and Usage Messages" in the Console, at 4:19am, while it was physically closed and (therefore) sleeping. I was ...
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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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What kinds of attacks would be missed if we don't look at both host and network activity

Suppose I have both network based IDS and host based IDS installed in my environment, will I miss any security attacks if I don't correlate the information from these sources? If so, what are they? It ...
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Defence Against Keyboard Keylogger

I am wondering whether there is a way to defend against USB Keyboard Keylogger (obviously other than physically checking the keyboard every time after leaving my computer unattended). These days, ...
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My cookies have been stolen. What to do?

About a month and a half ago I got infected by a virus called MSIL.Bladabindi. I noticed the virus quite soon because google notified me that someone from Turkey tried to access my account (I'm in ...
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Browser version 0.0 in visitor logs [closed]

I am seeing quite a few browser "version 0.0" in visitor log. Can anyone explain the significance of this? Please see examples below. Thanks. Safari version 0.0 running on ChromeOS Chrome version ...
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Suggestions to avoid cookie-hijacking in a web application

I've been developing web-apps for quite some time now. While making websites, the "remember me" feature is one of the most trivial(read as must-have-for-clients) feature to be implemented. Until ...
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Why there are uninvited incoming packets to my ADSL connection?

To verify this, I boot my PC from Kali Linux live distro. Before establishing ADSL/PPP connection, I start Wireshark and listen on any pseudo device. Then I create the connection to ISP network. ...
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Firewall says that a program that I'm developing is trying to connect to the Internet

I'm seriously confused about this, since the program is entirely developed by myself and has no means/functionality to connect to any network/the internet whatsoever. I'm a software engineer but not ...
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How to check if our clients were compromised by security breaches in other web applications?

Every now and then a known website is hacked, such as what happened to Adobe or Cupid Media. In such incidents user data is leaked, including usernames, encrypted (and sometimes plain text!) ...
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Statistics about Significant security breaches in 2013 [closed]

I am curious in general if there are any reporting that collects statistics about the security breaches? like per country per industry and revenue losses? I am not interested in anonymized breaches ...
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PC showed evidence of a phone being attached for no obvious reason. Theories on why? [closed]

Connecting via remote desktop to a Windows 7 machine today showed the last couple of seconds of a windows device installing and the "Your device is ready" popup for a Sony Xperia T. Going to ...
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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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Identify users accessing hidden link in a website

Recently I put some hidden links in a web site in order to trap web crawlers. (Used CSS visibility hidden style in order to avoid human users accessing it). Any way, I found that there were plenty of ...
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To disconnect or not disconnect an intruder?

Most of the time, when an intruder is detected, we would disconnect it at once. However there are certain cases where the intruder is not disconnected. What are the benefits of not disconnecting the ...
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Can we identify if someone is keeping an eye on our computer usage?

For some reason I had been using public network for a small time, and I suspect that someone was actually watching/recording my online/offline activities. At some time I suspected that someone was ...