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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Snort Intrusion Detection System w/ Barnyard2 and PostgreSQL Support
February 9, 2014
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WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Tool ‘Scribbles’ For Document Tracking

28 April 2017 - The CIA is planting web beacons inside Microsoft Word documents to track whistleblowers, journalists and informants, according to WikiLeaks.

Threatpost News Wrap, April 28, 2017

28 April 2017 - Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook recap this year's SOURCE Boston Conference and discuss the week in news, including the long term implications of the NSA's DoublePulsar exploit, and the HipChat breach.

Ransomware, Cyberespionage Dominate Verizon DBIR

27 April 2017 - Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report for 2017 shows big growth in the reported number of ransomware attacks and incidents involving cyberespionage.

Lack of Communication Achilles’ Heel for Ransomware Fighters

27 April 2017 - A member of law enforcement acknowledged at SOURCE Boston that the lack of communication around ransomware remains a serious problem.

Chrome to Mark More HTTP Pages ‘Not Secure’

27 April 2017 - Starting with Chrome 62, Google will start marking any HTTP page where users may enter data, and any HTTP page visited in incognito mode…

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Snort++ Update

28 April 2017 - Pushed build 231 to github (snortadmin/snort3):build: clean up Intel compiler warnings and remarksbuild: fix FreeBSD compilation issuescmake: fix building with and without flatbuffers present autoconf: check for lua.hpp as well as luajit.h to ensure C++ support shell: make commands non-blo…

Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 04/27/2017

27 April 2017 - Just released:Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 04/27/2017We welcome the introduction of the newest rule release from Talos. In this release we introduced 26 new rules of which 2 are Shared Object rules and cover zero days and made modifications to 7 additional rules. There were no changes made t…

Snorter -- an automatic Snort, Barnyard2, and PulledPork installation script.

26 April 2017 - SnorterWe all know that sometimes, the installation of the latest version of Snort, Barnyard2 and PulledPork could be pretty tedious, specially if you have to install lots of Snorts in different machines.Cloning Hard Disks is the easy way to do it if all the machines in which we are going to install…

Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 04/25/2017

26 April 2017 - Snort Subscriber Rule Set Update for 04/25/2017We welcome the introduction of the newest rule release from Talos. In this release we introduced 64 new rules of which 8 are Shared Object rules, and made modifications to 8 additional rules.Talos's rule release: Talos has added and modified multiple ru…

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