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Comment: Re:Are these useful yet? (Score 1) 44

by JimmytheGeek (#30611062) Attached to: New Open Source Intrusion Detector Suricata Released

Try the sguil console, and you'll be happier with handling alerts. It presents the data from full content pcaps, Snort alerts, and session data, together with a handy window to to reverse DNS and whois. It will give you the signature that fired the alert, or, if no alert fired (say someone emailed abuse@yourdomain.tld with an IP and time range) you can look back in time and see what connections your host had open when. It will even help you decide which alerts are useful and which are useless, but you still have to tune the rules yourself. For handling that, I use oinkmaster. Sguil scales to billions of rows.

Some folks have worked on integrating bro (or was it prelude?), which is another interesting alerting engine. It might be possible to integrate with this project.

http://sguil.sourceforge.net/

Comment: one thing is sure: we'll see IFF it vindicates cop (Score 1) 1079

by JimmytheGeek (#30410640) Attached to: Sci-Fi Author Peter Watts Beaten, Charged During Border Crossing

if it vindicates the guy's account, it'll get "lost" or be shielded in the name of national security for revealing camera positions. The assaulting BP will get cover from his agency. OTOH there will magically be no security issue if it even approaches a vindication for the cops.

Comment: law is glutted even top tier grads begging (Score 1) 783

by JimmytheGeek (#29895839) Attached to: Moving Away From the IT Field?
Do NOT go to law school under any circumstances. The job market is glutted and there is no guarantee of ANY work at all. The salary stats are inflated by bogus reporting, cherry picking from among those who have a job. More than half of recent grads had no job 1 year after graduating. Check out http://temporaryattorney.blogspot.com/ and http://www.lawschoolscam.blogspot.com/

Comment: Are you kidding? I hate them like poison (Score 1) 371

by JimmytheGeek (#29112809) Attached to: Why the BSA Is Less Reviled Than the RIAA

Fuck them in the neck with fire.

I went through a bullshit audit back in the day, when a disgruntled employee tried to inform on the college where we worked. He was largely responsible for the mess, I was largely responsible for cleaning it up in spite of political pressure from the top to keep things working as they always did. A couple of months after the cleanup, they notified us we were being audited. We had the ability to run our own audit and when they were not helpful in narrowing the search, supplied a multi thousand page report in 8-pt type giving every executable on every machine.

Months later they found one classroom still had software on it that was not being used in that room (class was moved to another building). They asked for something like $30K in fines. We told them we were poster children for compliance, could prove that the software was not used, and told them to fuck off. They did.

Bastards went on a fishing expedition elsewhere, hitting non-profits and other underfunded .edu's where they figured the IT depts would cave rather than fight because they lacked the resources to control their environments.

So much effort that delivered nothing toward the mission. Fuck them.

"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain." -- G. Fitch

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