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In 1998, The New Republic published a story about a hacker throwing a tantrum. 15-year-old Ian Restil, featured in a story called "Hack Heaven," was shouting at executives from a major software firm called Jukt Electronics.
"I want more money," said Restil. "I want a Miata. I want a trip to Disney World. I want X-Man comic [book] number one. I want a lifetime subscription to Playboy and throw in Penthouse. Show me the money! Show me the money!"
"It's pretty amazing that a 15-year-old could get a big-time software firm to grovel like that," marveled the writer, Stephen Glass.
Infosec keen uni students face April 1 deadline for (ISC)2 scholarships
Future information security professionals keen to enhance their skills have until April 1 to apply for a number of scholarships being offered by information security peak body (ISC)2 and available to recipients worldwide. The scholarships – which ...
Reading log isn’t the most enjoyable thing in Network/Security Analysis, sometimes it’s impossible to get something useful from log without using a log parser .In this diary I am going to talk about one of my best log analysis tool.
“MANDIANT Highlighter is a log file analysis tool. Highlighter provides a graphical component to log analysis that helps the analyst identify patterns. Highlighter also provides a number of features aimed at providing the analyst with mechanisms to weed through irrelevant data and pinpoint relevant data.”[i]
1-Download Mandiant Highlighter from https://www.mandiant.com/resources/download/highlighter
2- Launch MandiantHighlighter1.1.3 and click Next
Now let’s have some examples of using Mandiant Highlighter:
Let’s say that you have a snort log file and you would like to check for all MS-SQL related alerts:
3-Type MS-SQL in the keyword field
4-Click on Highlight ,Now Highlighter will highlights MS-SQL in the snortsyslog
6-If you would like to filter the snortsyslog just to display MS-SQL related alerts:
7-Now let say that you are not interested in Priority:3 events
a)right click on Priority: 3
In the next diary I will discuss some other advance options in Mandiant Highlighter
[i] Mandiant High-lighter User Guide.
Altcoins will DESTROY the IT industry and spawn an infosec NIGHTMARE
Analysis Much has been written about how Bitcoin will affect libertarian society, banks, money and government, but there are some other effects that bear consideration: what it will do to the IT industry. Imagine you've always lusted after the highest ...