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December 6, 2011
A blackeye for Download.com? Nmap developer Fyodor says site mixes malware with infosec software
NMAP is one of the best-known open source security tools. NMAP helps in the discovery of hosts and devices on a network. It was created over 14 years ago by Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon. NMAP is a part of the curriculum of many SANS courses. Yesterday, many in the open source community were shocked by this...
September 23, 2011
High Tech Crime Investigators Conference 2011 Report, Anonymous Promises Retaliation, DigiNotar Dies
The 25th High Technology Investigators Conference was held last week near Palm Springs California last week. Your SANS Forensic blogger attended the event, along with over 500 fellow lethal, and aspiring lethal, forensicators. Information security events like BlackHat, DefCon and RSA drawing...
September 6, 2011
UPDATED DigiNotarSSL Incident Response Report: No Logging, Weak Password, No Protected Network
On Monday evening, as the host of CyberJungleRadio, I received a copy of the then just published report that appears to be from the security firm Fox-IT, the company hired by DigiNotar to investigate the massive SSL breach. On page nine of the thirteen page report, a shocking series of security...
April 25, 2011
Michigan TrackerGate: ACLU Speaks
The row continutes between the Michigan ACLU and the Michigan law enforcement. The Michigan ACLU leveled the charge earlier this week that Michigan law enforement was asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars for records related to the possible forensic imaging of mobile devices using the...
November 10, 2010
Paraben Forensic Conference Report: iPhone Forensics - Tools and Tips From The Trenches
One of the training classes with high attendance at the Paraben Forensic Innovations Conference this week in Park City, Utah, was the Apple iOS Forensics Bootcamp. Apple's iOS is the operating system that powers the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, the iPad, and the Apple iTV device. With the exploding...
November 1, 2010
Touch Screen Voting Requires Forensic Foresight
There has been a ground swell of news reports in the past week about possible touch screen voting irregularities. Stories have been coming out of states like Nevada and North Carolina. I was rankled when Nevada election officials proclaimed it "technologically impossible" that voter's electronic...