Specific to logging of alerts, activities and actions

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Strange logs in apache from bing/facebook

I am used to finding some random probing from script bots in my apache log files, but today I found some strange entries: 65.55.24.247 - - [25/Apr/2014:01:52:36 +0000] "GET ...
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Freezing creates unusual pattern in kern.log

My server freezed a few days ago. After restarting I immediately checked the logs and the only trace I saw were some dots in the kern.log. To my surprise, a day or two later these dots disappeared ...
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Anyone seen weird messages in their logs?

I've been reading over the logs on my honeypot and discovered the following messages that seem to be either gibberish or a cypher message: kernel: v0 neigfradn tt kernel: [2108296.63083] devc nt nee ...
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Why is Windows auditing svchost by default?

I would like to know why, by default, Windows set an audit rules on svchost.exe ? While it's used only when auditing is active, i don't understand why there's a special treatment for this file since ...
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How to know different types of events and there ID's in linux

How can I know what are all different types of events linux generates. I can get this from logs but reading logs and noting down ID's are very much time expensive and all the events will not triggers. ...
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Clarification about logging

Firstly, I apologize for asking this kind of noob question. But, for some time, I've got so much confusion about computer message logging. As the article on Wikipedia said, Syslog is a standard for ...
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Trying to GET “/iptac-xxxx” not found in nginx log. Is an attack?

I've found some messages like this one, in my nginx error.log. open() "[my-domain]/iptac-[a long long string]/http:/[my-domain]/" failed (2: No such file or directory), client: , server: , ...
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Default logging systems/directories for security monitoring

What are logs (and their associated default directories) that provide data relevant to security monitoring? For example I know of syslog and its structure. I am aware of SMTP data and that many SIEMs ...
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Asking for more information about AlienVault.com using Spiceworks, viability of “suspicious IP” alert

Website here: alienvault.com I've been trying out Spiceworks for about a week, seeing what use I get out of it. Today I log in and see an alert: "(my computer) has established a connection to ...