What Malware? Hunting Command Line Activity
- Chad Tilbury
- Sunday, January 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm
There is a reason hackers use the command line, and it isn't to impress you with their prowess. Throughout the history of Windows, the command line has left far fewer forensic artifacts than equivalent operations via the GUI. To make matters worse, the transition to Windows 7 and 8 has spread PowerShell throughout the enterprise. While it makes our lives easier as defenders, it does the same for our adversaries. Every time you marvel at the capabilities of PowerShell, you should fear how your adversaries may use that power against you.
We will show how incident responders are countering the command line threat via real-world examples. Learn to identify when it is in play, extract commands from memory and network packets, and see what is new on the horizon from Microsoft to make tracking command line activity easier.
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