I.T. Security and Linux Administration:

December, 2012

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December 31, 2012  3:51 PM

Privacy Policy and Big Brother



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

Recently there's been a lot of hysteria about privacy and the controls to it. A good instance of this is Facebook, which has essentially been under the gun ever since (or even before) it's IPO failure earlier this year. The idea behind privacy policies are nice, but short of being something to...

December 31, 2012  3:28 PM

Review: Snort GUI – Snorby



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

Typical Snort installs have you installing BASE for a graphical front-end to view packet information. While the UI is fluid, it's also very outdated. It has the coding standards of 1995-2000, with limited functionality in it (just enough to get what you want and get out). As such, there's been...


December 31, 2012  2:45 PM

Shell Portscanner



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

Many, many people have heard of nmap before. The infamous port scanner that does everything you can think of. This is great if you're wanting to do recon on a network, but what if you just want to see what ports are open on a network without all the extra special features? Easy, you use...


December 31, 2012  2:24 PM

IPv6 Startup Script



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

After writing this article: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/security-admin/ipv6-and-linux/ I decided to write a simple script that will allow you to start and stop the IPv6 functionality pretty easily. The script is pretty well commented and easy to use: #!/bin/bash # This...


December 31, 2012  2:11 PM

IPv6 and Linux



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

IPv6 isn't a new thing, nor is it really a wave of the future at this point. It's been in development since the late 90's when the inherent flaw of IPv4 was finally considered important. However, over the last few years it has made great strides in trying to take over it's older brother. But,...


December 14, 2012  12:06 PM

Snort on Low-End Servers



Posted by: Eric Hansen
security

Recently I've been looking more in-depth into Snort.  I've had it in use for my business for a little while now, but I wanted to see how far down the spec-chain I can get it to run on.  I already had it running fine in a virtual machine environment with 4GB of RAM, so I worked from that machine....


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